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Balthus, Through the Looking Glass (1996)

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1h 46min
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Synopsis:
The feature length documentary highlights the painter's complex creative process with rare footage of the artist at work in his studio in the Swiss mountain village of Rossinière. Conversations with Balthus and his wife Setsuko, his daughter Harumi, his sons Stanislaus and Thadée, interviews with art critics Jean Leymarie, Jean Clair, Pierre Rosenberg, and James Lord, and with French painter François Rouan (who often assisted Balthus during his tenure at the Villa Medici), contribute to form a rich psychological portrait of a secretive and controversial artist. Also featured are photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Irving Penn, and much unpublished material.
Shot in Super 16 over a 12-month period in Switzerland, Italy, France, and the Moors of England, the film captures Balthus's unique vision and extraordinary lifestyle.
Actors:
François Rouan, Jean Leymarie, Jean Clair
Directors:
Damian Pettigrew
Narrated By:
Philippe Noiret
Aka:
Balthus de l'autre cote du miroir
Studio:
Quantum Leap
Genres:
Documentary, Special Interest
Countries:
France, Documentary, Special Interest
BBFC:
Release Date:
Unknown
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
English, French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour

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