Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, June 28, 2013 – Sunday, July 07, 2013

 Detroit Film Theatre

(France/2013—directed by Gilles Bourdos)

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos' lushly atmospheric new drama Renoir tells the story of celebrated painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet), in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean (Vincent Rottiers), who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. The elder Renoir is filled with a new, unexpected energy when a young girl miraculously enters his world. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andrée (the luminous Christa Théret) will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation. But Jean too falls under the spell of the free-spirited young Andrée; their home and majestic countryside grounds reverberate with intrigue, as both Renoirs, père et fils, remain smitten with the headstrong young muse. 
A visual and sensory feast, Renoir hones in on a fascinating moment of change – one century's manner of thinking giving way to the next – and the passing of the torch from a great painter to his brilliant filmmaker son, who would create the masterworks Grand Illusion and Rules of the Game. In French with English subtitles. (111 min.)

“Beautiful and intelligently conceived… gorgeous to behold.” –Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

“Lush and involving… Renoir is classic French moviemaking with some modern twists.” –Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Critics’ Pick! While watching this exquisitely photographed movie, you may surrender to Renoir’s unabashedly sensual vision.” –Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Friday, June 28 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 29 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 30 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 6 at 9:45 PM
Sunday, July 7 at 5:00 PM