• Finding Vivian Maier

    Director: John Maloof - Charlie Siskel, 2013

    In 2007, Historian John Maloof bought a box of photographs in an auction held in Chicago. The photographer was Vivian Maier, a babysitter who secretly took over 100.000 photos during her life time. With efforts of Maloof, her name came to be known in a short time, and she became one of the best photographers of the 20th century. Brought to light from unknown pages of history by John Maloof, this documentary chases this interesting woman. It aims to understand her and her life through interviews made with her acquaintances and relatives in France.

  • Beltracchi : The Art of the Forgery

    Director: Arne Birkenstock, 2014

    Biggest art forger of the past 50 years says ‘’Unless you want to mix the fakes with the originals, you should bring catalogues to me before writing them.’’ This documentary focuses on the story of German Wolfgang Beltracchi and shows biggest art forgery of our age. Directed by Arne Birkenstock, it draws a portrait of Belltachi who deceived international art World for 40 years, found guilty in 2011, and released from prison in 2017. Watching how he adds extraordinary artistic details to his paintings amuses the viewers.

  • The 100 Years of Show / Carmen Herrera

    Director: Alison Klayman, 2015

    Directed by Alison Klayman, this 30-minutes short documentary is about one of the oldest contemporary artists of our time, Cuban-American Carmen Herrera. It starts with Carrera’s 100th birthday and moves around her ongoing artistic production since the 1940s and 1950s. Through use of interviews and archival materials, it brings to light the story of being a World renowned artist in abstract painting. Every scene that shows us how fame found her at an old age, not until her 90s, proves us that it is never too late.

  • Ai Weiwei : Human Flow

    Director: Ai Weiwei, 2017

    Directed by artist Ai Weiwei Human Flow tells the story of unwilling migration and displacement of 65 million people because of war, poverty and climate change, and events that came afterwards. Through images taken and interviews made in 23 counties including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Mexico, Pakistan, Serbia, Syria and Turkey during 1 year period, the documentary portraits the refugee crisis. Placing focus on the notion of human rights, it shows the viewer the importance of understanding, support and tolerance in times of conflict and uncertainities.

  • Final Portrait

    Director: Stanley Tucci, 2017

    ‘The Final Portrait’ that will come on screen on 18th of August tells the story of Swedish painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti. Set in 1964 in Paris, directed by Stanley Lucci, it stars Geoffrey Rush as Giacometti. The painter runs across his old friend, American writer James Lord, and wants to make his portrait. Lord accepts his offer. Weeks pass however Giacometti doesn’t seem to finish the portrait, which makes Lord suspect that the painter is keeping him on purpose. Hence a special dialogue start to develop between two leading to the making of one of the masterpieces of a genius mind.

  • Cezanne et Moi

    Director: Danièle Thompson, 2016

    One is the most important name of the 19th century art and the other is literature, Paul Cezanne and Emile Zola comes together on screen in this special film. ‘Cezanne et Moi’ is a historical drama that focuses on ups and downs of their friendship. The film starts with their school years and moves with flashbacks. Growing together, two friends walk together on the road of fame, moves to Paris from suburbs, enter into art circle, and lose and re-find each other. With wonderful performances of Guillame Galliene and Gaullaume Canet, it has already become a classic.

  • Little Ashes

    Director: Paul Morrison, 2008

    In this 2008 poduction, we watch Salvador Dali, Federico Garcia and Luis Buñuel in 1920s Spain, and how their roads crossed in Madrid School of Fine Arts. While portraying their youth, friendship and changing relationships, the film shows how each raised in their fields, as painter, poet and director. At the edge of civil war, Spain suffers from political instability. Future painter Dali meets future poet Federico Garcia Lorca and future movie producer Luis Bunuelle. Getting closer, Dali and Lorca starts discovering their artistic and sexual freedom, as a result of which, their love for Spain intermingles with their friendship and love for each other.

  • Modigliani

    Director: Mick Davis, 2004

    In this unforgettable 2004 production, we watch Andy Garcia as Italian painter Modigliani. The film focuses on Modigliani’s rivalry with Picasso, and shines with its colors, performances and montage. Jewish Modigliani falls in love with a young and beautiful Catholic girl Jeanne. The couple has a baby without marriage, who is sent away by Jeanne’s family, to be raised by nuns. Desperate to get his son back, Modigliani needs money. It was the time of annual art competition, offering money and career to the winner. Modigliani and Picasso, friends and rivals, enter into the competititon and change their lives.

  • Seraphine

    Director: Martin Provost, 2008

    ‘Séraphine’ is a biographical film directed by Martin Provost. It tells the story of tragic life of the painter Séraphie Luise with a realistic eye. At the age of 41, Séraphine gets an inspiration and listens to her protective angel, and starts painting. This womabn who works as a cleaning lady, she spends all of her money on her vibrant, naive landscape paintings. Painting at nights, she reflects her life energy in her canvas. This 2008 movie which portrays gains and losses leading to fame, and discovery of hidden talent is a must-see.

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