‘I, Claude Monet’ launches Cinema Nouveau’s exhibition on screen series

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Season four of Exhibition on Screen give audiences the chance to view some of the world’s greatest art exhibitions on the big screen at Cinema Nouveau from Saturday, 25 February.

The first production is a feature-length documentary film about one of the world’s most famous artists, titled I, Claude Monet. It offers a fresh new look at a man who is arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words. The film is directed by award-winning director Phil Grabsky.

Based on over 2500 letters and narrated by Henry Goodman, 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.

Monet’s life is a gripping tale, an endless quest, about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness and even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to his glorious series of paintings depicting his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed.

The film, shot on location throughout Europe at the very spots where Monet painted some of his most iconic paintings, I, Claude Monet is a fresh and intimate cinematic exploration of some of the most loved painted scenes in western art.

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Claude Monet’s Sunrise 1872.

View the I, Claude Monet trailer here:  https://youtu.be/oUvcsP0Eg8k

View an interview with director Phil Grabsky here:  https://youtu.be/w8skknCYtAo

The new Exhibition on Screen season comprises four documentary films that will be screened exclusively at Ster-Kinekor’s Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town between February and June 2017.

Following I, Claude Monet, which screens from 25 February, are: The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism on 15 April; The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch on 6 May; and Michelangelo: Love and Death from 17 June.

These films take cinema audiences behind the scenes to discover what lies behind the artists and their paintings, both creatively and technically. What each artwork reveals about the artist and the particular historical period is also uncovered.

I, Claude Monet releases on Saturday, 25 February for four screenings only: 25 February, and 01 and 02 March at 7.30pm, and on 26 February at 2.30pm – at Rosebank Nouveau in Johannesburg, Brooklyn Nouveau in Pretoria, Gateway Nouveau in Durban and at V&A Nouveau in Cape Town.

Bookings are now open. The running time of this production is 100 minutes.

For booking information, visit www.sterkinekor.comDownload the Ster-Kinekor App on your smart phone for updates, news and to book. For more information, call Ticketline on 0861-Movies (668 437).

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