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At Eternity’s Gate

Venezia 75 Competition

Director:
Julian Schnabel
Production:
Rahway Road Production (Jon Kilik), Iconoclast Production
Running Time:
110’
Language:
English, French
Country:
USA, France
Main Cast:
Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Niels Arestrup
Screenplay:
Jean-Claude Carrière, Julian Schnabel, Louise Kugelberg
Cinematographer:
Benoît Delhomme
Editor:
Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel
Production Designer:
Stéphane Cressend
Costume Designer:
Karen Muller-Serreau
Music:
Tatiana Lisovskaya
Sound:
Jean-Paul Mugel, Thomas Desjonquères, Dominique Gaborieau

Synopsis

This movie is an accumulation of scenes based on Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings, common agreement about events in his life that parade as facts, hearsay, and scenes that are just plain invented. The making of art gives an opportunity to make a palpable body that expresses a reason to live, if such a thing exists. Even with all the violence and tragedy that has been associated with Van Gogh’s life, there is no doubt, his was a life lived rich with magic, profound communication with nature and the wonder of being. Van Gogh’s work is ultimately optimistic. His unique perspective is one whose belief and vision make visible and physical the inexpressible. He seems to have transgressed death and encouraged others to do the same.

Director’s Statement

This is not a forensic biography about the painter. It is about what it is to be an artist. It is fiction, and in the act of pursuing our goal, if we lean towards the divine light, we might even stumble onto the truth. The only way to describe a work of art is to make a work of art.
“How to achieve such inaccuracies, such anomalies, such alterations and refashioning of reality that what comes out of it is lies, if you like, that are more true than literal fact.”
(Vincent Van Gogh).

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Rahway Road Production
79 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
75009 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 784431420
nicolas@iconoclast.tv

PRODUCTION 2: Iconoclast
79 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
75009 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 784431420
nicolas@iconoclast.tv

WORLD SALES: Thorsten Schumacher -Rocket Science
140 Wardour Street
W1F 7PX – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2074340032
info@rocket-science.net

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Andrea Occhipinti - Lucky Red
Largo Italo Gemini n.1
00161 – Rome, Italy
Tel. +39 06375944225
info@luckyred.it

PRESS OFFICE: Liz Miller - Premier
2-4 BUCKNALL STREET
WC2H8LA – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2072928330
liz.miller@premiercomms.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Alessandra Tieri - Lucky Red
Largo Italo Gemini n.1
00161 – Rome, Italy
Cell. +39 335 8480787
a.tieri@luckyred.it


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