I, Claude Monet
UK, 2017, 1 hour 30 minutes
Director: Phil Grabsky
Genre: exhibition documentary
Award-winning director Phil Grabsky offers a personal and original take on the artwork of the man arguably accounted as the world’s favourite painter.
Employing the correspondence and other personal writing of Monet’s, the film portrays his success and influence as an artist, indeed, the man who gave birth to French Impressionism.
But behind his bright pastorals there lurked a man plagued by depression, isolation and a desire to end his own life. But with the development of his form and his love for his garden at Giverney, he recovered his humour, insight and joie de vivre.
Shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy and Venice I, Claude Monet is a cinematic immersion into some of the most beloved and iconic scenes in Western Art.