Rent Cezanne and I (2016)

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1h 49min
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Starring powerhouse performances from Guillaume Gallienne and Guillaume Canet and from Academy Award nominee writer/director Daniele Thompson, 'Cezanne et Moi' ls a stunning tale of friendship, love and envy. When Paul Cezanne and Emile Zola became friends as boys, they shared everything; hopes, dreams, curiosity and doubts. One rich, one poor, they left for Paris where the art scene of 1860s Montmartre quickly enveloped them. As their careers took different directions, Cezanne as an unrecognised painter and Emile, whose fame, money and marriage moved from strength to strength, their friendship, philosophies and lives were pushed to the very boundaries of all they knew.
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Albert Koski
Danièle Thompson
Cézanne et Moi
Drama, Special Interest
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Run Time:
109 minutes
French Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1

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Reviews (2) of Cezanne and I

More Personal than Artistic in Content - Cezanne and I review by CV

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This film shows the contrast in birth circumstances and subsequent careers of the two Frenchmen Cezanne and Zola. There is much about the intensity of the love-hate relationship between the two contemporaries and not so much on their respective artistic developments, however. This means that their respective geniuses are accepted as premises rather than being demonstrated in the narrative. British viewers may find such friendships strangely intense and frustratingly unstable! Beautiful and atmospheric photography.

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"I will die painting," says artist. - Cezanne and I review by RhysH

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The volatile relationship between Zola and Cézanne captured on film with strong performances from Guillaume Canet and Guillaume Gallienne. They are at their best in an angry exchange on the stairs leading to Zola's study, here the loving relationship between them comes to an end.

The film just about avoids the cliché style of "Are you going to write a novel today Emile?" The dialogue, however, is rather stilted and the trite slang subtitles like "butt out" don't help. Then there was the line, "Can I have your autograph Mr Maupassant?"

It is a beautiful film to watch, the costumes, the landscape, the furniture but the camera flits so quickly from one shot to another that there is no time to take it all in. Similarly with the ideas developed you are in the middle of an argument, a discussion and then jumped back in time, pushed forward again and so much is left in the air. It tries to deliver too much, a slower and tighter focus was needed.

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