Cézanne et Moi

Friday, April 28 | 8 pm

Saturday, April 29 | 5:30 pm

Sunday, April 30 | 2 pm

Thursday, May 4 | 5:30 pm

Cézanne et Moi explores the dramatic real-life friendship between two of nineteenth century France’s greatest artists, painter Paul Cézanne and writer Émile Zola. The impoverished Zola and wealthy Cézanne first meet as thirteen year-olds in Aix-en-Provence in the South of France. They share everything, something that will continue into their early bohemian adulthood in Paris. Eventually the more timid Zola (Guillaume Canet) will eclipse his friend Cézanne (Guillaume Galiléenne), gaining far greater fame, and even marrying Cézanne’s former model and lover, Alexandrine (Alice Pol). However, it will be one Zola’s novels, L’Œuvre, which the great Post-Impressionist will consider the more serious betrayal. Cézanne et Moi is filled with vivid historical detail and a wonderful sense of the sun-soaked southern landscapes that Cézanne memorialized in his extraordinary work.

Director Danièle Thompson 2016 France 117 minutes R (for language, sexual references and nudity) DCP

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