FRENCH CINEMA – DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – VAN GOGH
Van Gogh by Maurice Pialat (200′)
In late spring, 1890, Vincent Van Gogh moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr Gachet, living in a humble inn. Less than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound…
Pialat’s visually striking picture concentrates entirely on the painter’s final three months at Auvers-sur-Oise, being cared for by the kindly art collector Dr Gachet. The film looks like a succession of paintings by Renoir and Monet, presumably to show how different Van Gogh’s vision was from that of the impressionists. They observed the world, whereas Van Gogh transformed it.