March 29, 2013
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Director: Gilles Bourdos
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Jérôme Tonnerre, Gilles Bourdos
Starring: Vincent Rottiers, Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret
Copyright Holder: N/A
Set on the French Riviera in 1915, "Renoir" follows Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet), who is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritis, and the news that his son Jean (Vincent Rottiers) has been wounded in action. When the incandescent Andrée, aka Dédé (newcomer Christa Théret,) miraculously enters his world, the artist is filled with an unexpected energy. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful Dédé will become Renoir’s last model inspiring some of his most renowned works including Les baigneuses (The Bathers). Back at the family home in Cagnes-sur-Mer to convalesce, Jean too falls under the spell of the new, redheaded star in the Renoir firmament. In their Mediterranean Eden, and in the face of his father’s fierce opposition, he falls in love with this wild, untamable spirit, and as he does so, within weak-willed, battle-shaken Jean, a filmmaker begins to grow.