I, Claude Monet Directed by Phil Grabsky Date: Saturday 16 2021 at 2 p.m., and 30 January 2021 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. New Date: 13 and 27 February 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
I, Claude Monet, an award-winning documentary based entirely on Claude Monet’s personal letters, reveals Monet the artist, businessman and lover as never before. Disposing of traditional narration and talking heads, I, Claude Monet allows Monet to tell his story in his own words. Based on three thousand surviving letters, the film reveals a tumultuous inner life marked by moments of intense depression and euphoric creation, offering a complex portrait of one of the world’s best loved artists.
I, Claude Monet also features over a hundred of Monet’s paintings filmed in high definition, providing a unique window into his emotional and creative life. Brought to life by acclaimed actor Henry Goodman, Monet’s letters record his journey from prodigiously talented teenager to the grand old man of arts. They record remarkable encounters – from the painter Eugène Boudin, who he met as an enthusiastic amateur, to Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, with whom he struck up a friendship as an elderly man.
“Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. My head is bursting - I want to paint it all” – Monet
Many letters confront Monet’s despair, depression, and even attempted suicide, as a result of poverty, obscurity, ill-health and his relationships with his wives - Camille Doncieux and, secondly, Alice Hoschedé. But in equal measure his correspondence celebrates the joys of painting and the natural world, inspired by his travels across Europe. In order to capture this euphoria, the film travels to the very spots Monet painted and wrote his letters, from Paris to Venice, London to Le Havre.
I, Claude Monet also features little-known correspondence with fellow impressionists Bazille, Manet and Pissarro, and fiery exchanges with dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, unpicking Monet’s conflicted relationship with the art world.
Venue: RCB Forum, 2nd floor River City Bangkok
*Online tickets on Saturday 16 January and 30 January 2021 are SOLD OUT. Walk-in tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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