Cézanne: Conversation with Joachim Gasquet: (Cézanne: Dialogue avec Joachim Gasquet) | Jean-Marie Straub, | Danièle Huillet | France, West Germany, 1989

Film - Feature | April 2 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drawing from Joachim Gasquet’s 1921 memoir of the painter Paul Cézanne, Straub and Huillet pay fitting tribute to the French master they greatly admired. Excerpts from the memoir are blended with photographs of Cézanne, clips from Jean Renoir’s Madame Bovary, and scenes of Mont Sainte-Victoire, where the artist made his home and about which he noted, “Look at this mountain: it was once fire”—a phrase Straub and Huillet often quoted.


A Visit to the Louvre
(Une visite au Louvre)

Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet, France, Germany, 2004

Also drawing on Joachim Gasquet’s memoir of Cézanne, a trip through the Louvre inspires a sometimes withering, sometimes loving, always fierce discussion on a museum’s role in presentation, preservation, and control.

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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