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Modigliani et ses secrets

Modigliani et ses secrets

Jacques Lœuille

France | 2020 | 52 min
French |
Subtitles: French
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Today, painter and sculptor Amadeo Modigliani is seen as the archetype of the bohemian, tortured artist. But the legends that surround him have often led to misunderstandings about his work and about modern art. By exploring the different periods of his life, we discover the particularities of his artistic career: his journey from Italy to Paris, his work as a sculptor, and his predilection for portraits. Through interviews with experts from the art world, a rich selection of archival images, and radio discussions that reveal the secrets of his paintings, the film sheds light on the lesser-known aspects of Modigliani, offering an absorbing and valuable look at one of the 20th century’s major contemporary artists.
Director Jacques Lœuille
Editing Pauline Gaillard
Cinematography Stéphane Degnieau, Jacques Lœuille
Music Nigji Sanges

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Jacques Lœuille

Jacques Lœuille

Born in 1983, Jacques Lœuille is a graduate of the École des beaux-arts and Concordia university (Montreal).

In 2009, he joined the Fresnoy — Studio national des arts contemporains, from which he graduated with the congratulations of the jury in 2011.

Since then, he has produced video installations and art films exhibited in galleries, artistic events and various museums.

At the same time, he directed documentaries on art and portraits of artists for France Télévisions or ARTE such as Marguerite Yourcenar, Alchimie du paysage (2014); Rubens, Painting Europe (2017); Kupka, Abstract Art Pioneer — Best Documentary Feature Screenplay, ANSFF Buenos Aires, 2018.

In 2017, he directed an essay: La Peseuse d´or — best short film at the Figueira Film Festival, Portugal. While An Optimist in Andalusia participates in the 62nd Salon de Montrouge for the promotion of young contemporary artists.

Jacques Lœuille directed Menaces en Mers du Nord, as well as Victor Hugo, a century in revolution, two 52-minute documentaries broadcast by France Télévisions in 2019.

In 2020, he directed Modigliani et ses secrets, a 52-minute documentary for Arte.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
North Sea, marine cemeteries (2018)
Victor Hugo, a century of revolutions (2018)
Rubens, Painting Europe (2017)
Kupka, Pioneer of abstraction (2017)

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