Cezanne and I

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.


Past Event
$7.50 to $10.50

Location Info:

River Oaks Theatre
2009 W Gray St
Houston, TX  77019
The lifelong friendship between French painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and novelist Émile Zola (Guillaume Canet) centers this beautifully produced but dramatically wobbly epic. As the film tells it, Cézanne rescued young Zola from schoolyard bullies in Provence in 1852, creating a brotherly bond that lasted until Zola used his friend as a model for the suicidal painter in his 1886 novel L'Œuvre (The Masterpiece). As this fictionalized account opens, an enraged Cézanne arrives at Zola's home, ready to do battle over the novel, prompting a dizzying series of flashbacks to the duo's three-decade friendship.

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