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Cézanne: Portraits of a Life

Cézanne: Portraits of a Life

Phil Grabsky

United Kingdom | 2018 | 1 h 26 min
French, English |
Subtitles: English
From the National Portrait Gallery in London, Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., this film follows one of the most talked-about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.
Director Phil Grabsky, Phil Grabsky
Production Manager Amanda Wilkie


Phil Grabsky

Phil Grabsky

Phil Grabsky is a BAFTA-winning British documentary filmmaker who has received multiple awards for his directing, writing, producing, and cinematography. In 2009, Phil began work on a new art genre for the cinema: Exhibition on Screen. This brings major art exhibitions – and the intimate biographies of the artists – to the cinema, mainstream television, and home entertainment platforms worldwide. Exhibition on Screen now plays in 1500 cinemas and 60+ countries worldwide and has produced 36 films on artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, Hockney, Frida Kahlo, Raphael, and many more. The early 2023 release of Vermeer The Greatest Exhibition was an extraordinary success and is the most successful documentary film on an artist ever released in the UK (and worldwide) and in the top 20 of any genre of documentary ever released in the UK. Phil’s most recent film as a director is Hopper – An American Love Story.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

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