Renoir (2012) - Biography, Drama, History

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Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ...

IMDB: 6.5
Director: Gilles Bourdos
Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret
Length: 111 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 6 out of 29 found boring (20.68%)

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Also, perhaps the most interesting part of the story, the return of Renoir's son Jean - who would go on to be one of the great film-makers of all time, from WW I, and his slow falling into romance with his father's muse Andree is jammed into the end of the film, and stays very much on the surface.

Still, it is well made and engaging.

RENOIR (2012)Visually, this film is a stunning, sumptuous soak in The Côte d'Azur; the costumes are delicious, whether they are on or off.

In a way I'd say it conjurs up the time, in a precious and empty way, very well.

But when a young girl miraculously enters his world, the old painter is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy.

A painting that uses the impressionist technique: myriads of small brush strokes of colours which seem out of place, unexpected or even plain wrong, whose purpose we understand only when we look at the overall canvas once finished.

The cinematography is rather stunning--and the setting certainly helped.

pretentious .

+Renoir (France, 2012, 112 min)Gille +Bourdos uses the well-known stories of the painter father Pierre-Auguste and the filmmaker son Jean Renoir for a film that is at once breathtaking spectacle and a profound anatomy of the impulses and values of art.

See it if you love beautiful, patient (aka slow) movies.

Beautiful, loving, and slow slow slow...

And it's slow.

Were it only up to me, I will have left the theater (It happens only once in my life before, during a screening of "Austin Powers").

excellent drama, may be too slow for some .

The film is so boring that the average viewer will never be patient enough to watch the film till the credits roll, the ending is highly unsatisfying and almost abrupt, and the ultimate point of the film is really unclear and clouded over puzzling and not very meaningful phrases that appear to make the film have a message that it failed to deliver.

The images were built with visually intense scenes.

If there is no story there, can you tell us something about Renoir's earlier years?

The moment the film opens, you are immersed in the countryside of southern France.

Beautiful but Boring .