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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Exquisite gorgeous picture from director Gilles Bourdos visiting Auguste Renoir towards the end of his life and his invigoration by a new redheaded muse played to perfection by Christa Theret. What is interesting is that it also presents the young Jean Renoir just back from service in the trenches and not yet on his way to becoming the artist of film we know. Wonderful but slow moving script with top notch....
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