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Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti by Edouard Deluc

The French Cinémathèque at the Avalon Theatre presents:

Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti by Edouard Deluc
2017 – France – 102 min 
November 21 | 8:00 p.m.

In French and Polynesian with English subtitles

“GAUGUIN: VOYAGE TO TAHITI is an immersive, strikingly shot, wisely telescoped look at the years — 1891 to 1893 — in which famed post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin escaped the artistic and financial struggles of his Paris life for the jungles of French Polynesia, where he would create some of his most pivotal artwork. ” – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

French artist Paul Gauguin (Vincent Cassel) was an innovator of modern art, known for experimenting with bold color and distorted proportions, along with his contemporaries Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. By 1891, Gauguin was already well-known in artistic circles, but had grown tired of the civilized world and its political and moral conventions. Leaving his wife and children behind, he ventures alone to Tahiti, consumed with a yearning for new inspiration. Pushing deep into the Tahitian jungle, Gauguin meets Tehura, his muse, who will consume his mind and inspire his most iconic works of art.