Eden Cinemas brings you a fresh new documentary based entirely on Claude Monet’s personal letters that will reveal Monet the artist, businessman and lover in I, Claude Monet. The newest addition to the exhibition on screen art series will be screened on Tuesday 21st February at 8.45pm, exclusively at Eden Cinemas.
Discover the fascinating inner life of one of the world’s most famous artists, through Monet’s himself. Based on three thousand surviving letter, the film reveals a tumultuous inner life marked by moments of intense depression and euphoric creation, offering a complex portrait of one of the world’s best loved artists. I, Claude Monet also features over a hundred of Monet’s paintings filmed in high definition, providing a unique window into hi emotional and creative life.
Brought to life by acclaimed actor Henry Goodman, Monet’s letters record his journey from prodigiously talented teenage to the grand old man of arts. They record remarkable encounters – from the painter Eugene Boudin, who he met as an enthusiastic amateur, to Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, with whom he struck up a friendship as an elderly man.
Many letters confront Monet’s despair, depression and even attempted suicide. But in equal measure his correspondence celebrates the joys of painting and the natural world, inspired by his travels across Europe. In order to capture the euphoria, the documentary film travels to the very spots Monet painted and wrote his letters, from Paris to Venice, London to La Havre.
Directed by Phil Grabsky, the film is accompanied by an original score by award-winning composer Stephen Baysted. The documentary is part of the pioneering film series Exhibition on Screen, which works with top international museums and galleries around the world. By doing so their films offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art combined with detailed artist biographies. Watching the exhibition in Eden Cinemas’ multipurpose theatre will allow audience to appreciate the detail of Monet’s paintings like never before.
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