Director: Andre Deroual, William Magnin
This film aroused considerable controversy when it was first made and material alterations and deletions were insisted on before it was allowed to he shown. The film in its present form is recognized as a factual portrayal of the life of the famous painter. The life of the young artist is studied against the background of his family. The film portrays the vicissitudes of his unhappy life; the curse of alcoholism, his periods in mental institutions and the final years of degradation leading to his death during the 1914-18.
The continuity of this film is taken from ... a mid-fifteenth century iiluminated manuscript, written by Rene, Duke of Anjon. ... Count of Provence and King of Naples, and ... illustrated by his cour… More »
An intimate picture of life in the Middle ... Ages as recorded in detailed miniatures of ... illuminated manuscripts of the 14th and ... 15th centuries found in the Bibliotheque ... Nationale in Pari… More »
The film takes its tone and its subject from the oft-repeated chorus of the song of “My good friend, Peter, skipper of the ‘Franc-Tireur', spends two days at sea for one night at home, then twent… More »