Diégo Velazquez ou le réalisme sauvage

France | 2014 | 52 min
Author: Yves Nilly
Cinematography: François-Joseph Botbol
Distribution: Arte France
Editing: Elke Hartmann
Producer: Sophie Goupil
Sound: Burak Ozdemir
Production: Les Poissons Volants


Presented in partnership with the consulat de France à Québec

The trailblazing work of Diego Velázquez marks a vital period in the history of painting. Ceaselessly searching for truth through light and space, Velázquez was a documentary maker before his time. The film attempts to discover what makes this Spanish Baroque painter so unique, allowing us to appreciate the artistic and aesthetic revolution he triggered. From Venus at Her Mirror to Las Meninas, the film attempts to define the powerful emotional relationship established between Velázquez and his audience, between the painter’s eye and that of the spectator.


Karim Ainouz

Born in Fortaleza in 1966, Karim Aïnouz studied architecture in Brasília and film at New York University. His first film, Madame Satã (2002), was selected for Un Certain Regard at Cannes and garnered several international honours. O Céu de Suely (2006) and Viajo Porque Preciso, Volto Porque Te Amo (2009), were selected for the Orizzonti section of the Venice Festival and won international awards. O Abismo Prateado (2011) was presented at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. His installations have been exhibited at the Bienal de São Paulo (2004) and Sharjah (2011).
Filmography | O Abismo Prateado (2011) ; Viajo Porque Preciso, Volto Porque te Amo (2009) ; Alice (2008) ; O Céu de Suely (2006).

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Screenings playing this movie

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Screening # 21
Presented by Consulat Général de France au Québec