“My head is bursting – I want to paint it all.” – Claude Monet
From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes this fresh new look at arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words.
Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries.
Despite this, and perhaps because of it, Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. Then, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his garden at Giverney, his letters reveal his humour, insight and love of life.
Shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy and Venice and screened at Riverside, I, Claude Monet is a cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in Western Art.
Image: Claude Monet, Impression Sunrise, 1872
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films
Dates & Times:
Sunday 26 February 10:30am
Saturday 4 March 10:30am
Schools Cinema On Demand:
This film is available for schools to select as part of our Cinema on Demand program from 26 February to 26 May 2017. For more info please click here.