This documentary charts the life of the celebrated artist Paul Gauguin through countless twists and turns which take him from an idyllic childhood in Peru to an horrific death on the Marquesas Islands. The Gauguin who emerges from this story is not only an accomplished sculptor but a musician, print maker, journalist and ceramicist. Hailed by The Times as "the finest artistic biography ever made", this film refutes the various accusations of familial neglect, racism and sexual misconduct that are often aimed at Gauguin. Notorious Art critic Waldemar Januszczak heads us towards a new understanding of Gaugiin's place in art.
Waldemar Januzczak, Dario Encinas Pareja, Marc Douezy, Mette Gauguin, Maiotte Dauphite, Sylvie Crussard, Laurence Prima, Gilles Artur, Joel Hart, Thomas Millroth, Patrick French, Jo Reus