In his twilight years, a disappointed Auguste Renoir is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy when a young girl miraculously enters his world. Back at the family home, Jean too falls under the spell of the new, redheaded star in the Renoir firmament.
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The only thing this film has going for it is it's beautiful cinematography. The script crawls at a snails pace and the characters are completely one-dimensional. It reaches the logical conclusion at the end that the audience had all seen coming from the beginning. It feels like a film about an artist made by someone with no passion for the creative process. A terrible bore 1.5 stars
Though beautifully shot, the tone of this film is way too serious. If it were about the art of Pierre it should have been much lighter, like his paintings. My favorite aspect of the films I've seen by Renoir is their tone, so to see a movie about him being way too serious is disappointing.