In the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir—son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste—returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son.
Based on the life of Catherine Hessling, who after modelling for the famous Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, married his son, the director Jean Renoir, in whose films she also acted. Beautifully filmed, Renoir is imbued with the same Mediterranean light as the painter’s sketches.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States