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6.51 h 51 min201312
The Côte d'Azur. 1915. In his twilight years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritic old age and the terrible news that his son Jean has been wounded in action.
Gilles Bourdos
Michel BouquetOlivier DelboscMarc Missonnier
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Olivier DelboscMarc Missonnier
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4.4 out of 5 stars

365 global ratings

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WinterpantsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 June 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Renoir. No, not that Renoir.
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Those interested in art are not well served by Hollywood, for any fool knows that, while artists are pedantic about the process of painting, most viewers will be put off by such detail and often end up focusing on the artists' muses, drunken lifestyle or personal politics. In Renoir, the director goes a step further and doesn't even focus on the artist and instead depicts the relationship between Andree, his muse, and Jean, his son.
And what a po-faced couple they are. Everything seems to be a problem for them; they seem irreversibly irritated at life, each other, his famous father and having to breathe.
The counterpoint to all this sourness is a saccharine country landscape, constantly sunlit, that looks like it was filmed through a jar of honey. When Renoir himself does potter into shot, it's to mumble nuggets of wisdom such as the meaning of life being at women's boobs or to grumble about his model not being ready. To make sure the film sends its audience gently to sleep, it moves at an achingly slow pace and drowns everything in constant, mournful tinkling piano and violin. A miserabilist's dream.
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Mr. P. JohnsonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 September 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
'Renoir - French with everything'.
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This is a beautiful well acted film, with lovely settings and colours, which touches on the last few years of Renoir's life where age and infirmity are beginning to affect his ability to carry on painting. There are two main subplots, one involving the relationship between Renoir and his son, who was to become a great film maker, and the second, involving the son's relationship with Renoir's model, who he was destined to marry. There are also pleasant images of French cultural life set during the early years of the First World War, in a region unaffected by the fighting. I think the film is worth watching for its wonderful scenery and settings however, there will be one important problem for a number of film fans wanting to see Renoir, it is a French language film and there are no subtitles.
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Bungalow WillReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 May 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gorgeously beautiful
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Slow paced, gorgeously beautiful evocation of the final years of Renoir the painter and earlier years of his son, Renoir the film director. The beauty of the locations and Renoir's final model contrast with the extreme physical suffering of the old man. Well worth watching.
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garyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 November 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
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Didn't realise it was in French, got the gist but detracts from a relaxed watch. Would have enjoyed more in English.
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Tim WReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
An impression of an impressionist
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An impressionist view of The story of the Renoir (the impressionist painter) family during the First World War. Slightly confusingly the love interest of Jean, the film maker son, went under a different name later.
THEscorcher!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 October 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I love's all those much overworked reviewer remarks so frequently used but in this case it's true...wonderful lighting, gentle,beautifully filmed,fabulous 'am I in heaven' locations and directed with great care and love...excellent cast...generous acting..lovely of my most favourite movies ever and one I'll watch over and over...a joy indeed. It's could easily bring a tear to your eye.
Today I saw it on the big screen and can recommend you do to then view the DvD at home.
3 people found this helpful
Village HallReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 March 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful tribute to a gifted artist
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This is a lovely film, beautifully shot with stunning images of life in rural France. It gives a picture of Renoir as we imagine him, his family, his models and the countryside in which he lived and painted. I would recommend this to any artist or admirer of his work as an inspiration.
ZosoHackerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 November 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful film
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I loved this film - such a great story.
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