Gauguin / Gauguin — Voyage de Tahiti

 Nudity & sex scenes

Director: Édouard Deluc
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Tuhëi Adams, Malik Zidi, Pua-Taï Hikutini, Marc Barbé, Paul Jeanson, Cédric Eeckout, Samuel Jouy
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2017
Genre: Drama, Biopic
Duration: 102 min

“A beautiful acting performance.” Télérama

Synopsis

1891. Painter Paul Gauguin is already well known in Parisian artistic circles but is tired of the moral, political, and aesthetic conventions of the so-called civilised Europe. Abandoning his wife and children, he exiles himself to the other side of the world and arrives in Tahiti with the intention to reinvent his art, as a free man. He ventures ever deeper into the jungle despite his solitude, poverty, and poor health. Here he encounters Tehura, who will become his wife and muse, inspiring his most iconic works of art.

Primarily based on Gauguin’s own travel diary about his 1893 trip, director Édouard Deluc also lists the novel The Moon and Sixpence (1919) by W. Somerset Maugham and Jane Campion’s film The Piano (1993) as sources of inspiration to convey the fascination of a new and unknown world as experienced by painter Gauguin upon his arrival to Tahiti.
Filming Tahiti as an explosion of colours and luxurious nature that contrast with the confined and blunt Paris Gauguin left, Deluc turns the cinema screen into a gigantic canvas. Vincent Cassel performs beautifully, taking the audience into the intimacy of Gauguin’s approach to creation in a series of close-ups and detailed shots and a constant play with light, darkness and colour. This laconic, lyrical and cinematic adventure that goes beyond observing artistic creation is well worth watching.

Trailer

French trailer (no subtitles)

Screenings

Ticket links will be added as they become available
Note that in Arrowtown tickets are only available from the cinema.


AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS NEWMARKET
Wed 7 March 12:15 pm
Thu 15 March 6:15 pm  SPECIAL EVENT: Art Lovers’ Film Night
Sun 18 March 1:20 pm
Wed 21 March 10:00 am

AUCKLAND – BERKELEY CINEMAS TAKAPUNA
Sun 4 March 1:30 pm
Tue 20 March 6:10 pm

CHRISTCHURCH – HOYTS RICCARTON
Mon 12 March 6:10 pm*
Fri 16 March 10:30 am
Thu 22 March 1:40 pm
* Includes introduction in partnership with Christchurch Art Gallery

WELLINGTON – EMBASSY THEATRE
Sat 10 March 1:40 pm D
Thu 22 March 6:00 pm E *
Mon 26 March 10:30 am D
Includes introduction in partnership with Te Papa Tongarewa

NEW PLYMOUTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Mon 12 March 6:15 pm
Fri 16 March 10:30 am

NELSON – SUTER THEATRE
Mon 19 March 8:15 pm
Fri 23 March 1:45 pm

TIMARU – MOVIE MAX DIGITAL
Sun 18 March 11:00 am

TAURANGA – RIALTO CINEMAS
Wed 21 March 11:00 am
Tue 27 March 6:00 pm*
* Includes introduction in partnership with Tauranga Art Gallery

HAVELOCK NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Mon 26 March 6:00 pm
Wed 4 April 1:20 pm

DUNEDIN – RIALTO CINEMAS
Mon 26 March 6:00 pm*
Tue 3 April 10:00 am
* Includes introduction in partnership with Otago University

HAMILTON – LIDO CINEMA
Fri 30 March 6:45 pm
Mon 9 April 11:00 am

ARROWTOWN – DOROTHY BROWNS
Fri 6 April 11:00 am
Sun 15 April 1:30 pm

PALMERSTON NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Wed 11 April 6:00 pm
Wed 18 April 11:00 am

AKAROA CINEMA CINE-CAFE
Fri 13 April 6:20 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

More films from this category of the 2018 French Film Festival