New Art Documentary Available Through Microcinema International

From: Jay McBride (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jul 08 2008 - 10:51:59 PDT

New Releases



Street Date: August 26, 2008

Pre-book Date: July 29, 2008



Balthus: Through the Looking Glass∑

A Facets Video Release



$US 39.95 SRP/Edu

European List Prices:



UPC: 736899119126

Art / Artist

1997 ∑ 72 min


Award-winning director Damian Pettigrew (Fellini: I'm a Born Liar) offers
this definitive portrait of Balthus, a modern artist whose work was
nonetheless out of step with most modern movements. His huge canvases with
their thickly applied paint feature dreamy adolescent girls in enigmatic
poses, resulting in an erotically charged and oddly disorienting style.

Pettigrew's beautifully composed documentary highlights the painter's
complex creative pocess as he films the artist at work on his studio in the
Swiss mountains. Famous friends and family members bare witness to the great
artist's life in exclusive interviews, accompanied by photos by such
luminaries as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Irving Penn. This is a rare
insider's look at one of the 20th century's most intriguing painters.

Two shorts (Three Balthusian Lessons & Time at the Grand Chalet) complement
the film with interpretations of the great man's work and artistic process.



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