Gauguin

Coming to Cinemas 31 May 2018

César Award-nominated director Édouard Deluc teams with Vincent Cassel (Black Swan) for this biopic of French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin, set during his self-imposed exile in Polynesia in 1891.

"Suffering under the weight of what he feels are the constricting mores and stultifying political climate of bourgeois Paris, Gauguin moves to the island of Tahiti, intent on re-discovering his artistic motivation. While immersed in the South Pacific, he experiences solitude, poverty and sickness but also – thanks to a young and captivatingly beautiful ingénue, Téhura (played by newcomer Tuheï Adams) – unrestrained passion and love, which adds fuel to his creative fire." (Alliance Française)

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Drama, True Story & Biography, Romance, World Cinema

102mins

Rating: M Sex scene and nudity

French and Tahitian with English subtitles

France

Hollywood Reporter

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The love triangle as depicted here isn't a strong enough structure to support either a traditional three-act configuration or a looser association of ideas connected to Gauguin and his life.

The Times (UK)

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Vincent Cassel lays on the tortured-artist schtick extra-thick in this ultimately tedious French-language portrait of the artist Paul Gauguin.