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Gauguin: Voyage To Tahiti

Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti

2017, Edouard Deluc, France, 102 min. With Vincent Cassel, Tuheï Adams.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jul 20th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 20th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 21st 8:00pm
  • Sun, Jul 22nd 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jul 23rd 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 24th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 25th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 26th 8:00pm
Chicago premiere!

"The true glory of the film rests on Vincent Cassel's shoulders, and he brings the painter's flaws and talents to life in irresistible fashion." - Sean Gallen, The Upcoming

"The film's production values cannot be faulted and Vincent Cassel capably captures the essence of a soul in creative torment." - David Parkinson, Radio Times

This fictionalized account of two pivotal years in the life of post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin is based on his journal "Noa Noa." Abandoning his wife and five children in a fetid Paris garret, Gauguin (Cassel of BLACK SWAN) is feted by fellow artists in one last bistro bacchanal before sailing for Tahiti. Beset by career doubts and rejection, he paints and sculpts maniacally while his dream of an exotic paradise begins to dissolve in the wake of poverty and poor health. Cassel brings boundless energy and charisma to the role, and director Deluc’s production design creates an accurate representation of Gauguin’s world, with reproductions of some of his most famous work central to the story. In French and Polynesian with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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