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5.8
/10
77 Ratings

A Brief History of Princess X

Directed by Gabriel Abrantes
France, Portugal, 2016
Short, Documentary, Comedy

Synopsis

The great grand-niece of Napoleon commissions the sculptor Constantin Brancusi to make a sculpture of her. The result is outrageous.

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A Brief History of Princess X Directed by Gabriel Abrantes

Critics reviews

On one level the film is a genuinely fascinating exploration Brâncuși’s career and his sculpture based on Marie Bonaparte. But it is also a witter, clever musing on the nature of art and culture, which provides some thoughtful moments.
August 08, 2017
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Gabriel Abrantes’s A Brief History of Princess X is the shortest and slightest of the bunch… In a film about how what appears silly and trivial is often in fact misunderstood artistry, the approach is fitting.
September 30, 2016
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