A new appointment of great art in cinema will arrive in Italian cinemas from 6 to 8 June: “My Rembrandt” by Dutch director Oke Hugendijk, which sets the film in the world of the Ancient Masters, a mosaic of captivating tales in which unbridled passion There are dramatic developments and unexpected turns for Rembrandt’s paintings.
In fvg, it will be shown at the UCI in Fiume Veneto and Villesse, at the Cinemazero in Pordenone, at The Space Cinecity in Pradamano and Trieste, at the Cineplex Citt Fiera, at the Nazionale in Trieste and at the Visionario in Udine.
While art collectors such as Eijk and Rose-Marie de Mol van Otterloo, American Thomas Kaplan and the Scottish Duke of Buchlech show a special bond with “their” Rembrandts, banker Eric de Rothschild puts up two Rembrandts for sale, a sparkling Rijksmuseum and Tough political battle between the Louvre. The film also follows Dutch aristocratic art dealer Jan Six on the path of two “new” Rembrandt paintings: a nerve-wracking journey of discovery that looks like the fulfillment of his biggest childhood dream. But when he is accused of violating an agreement with another art dealer, his world collapses.
Following all these stories, ‘My Rembrandt’ shows what makes the work of the Dutch painter so special and why his works touch people so deeply. Following the success of the award-winning documentary The New, Ok Hugendijk, director of the Rijksmuseum (2014), once again tackles a great topic and tells us a story about art lovers.
“There is something curious about Rembrandt; there seems to be such an extraordinary truth, sentimentality and empathy in his work that anyone who sees one of his paintings goes in search of himself”, explains Hugendijk. It also made Rembrandt so special to the citizens of 17th-century Amsterdam to depict those who stood in line: Rembrandt looked beneath the surface and showed who the people he attracted really were. He did not flatter his patrons, despite tracking the vanity and sophistication of the social environment he portrayed. And he ruthlessly applied this method to himself. His self-portraits, especially the latter, took a psychological toll. What we pay for in the course of our lives. In his latest paintings, Rembrandt is resigned. “Accept me as I am,” he seems to be saying. The way makes you understand that life is not perfect and everyone has their flaws and that’s what we Man makes. In this way, since the 17th century, Rembrandt has erected a mirror for our contemporaries, a mirror that teases and tickles. As Taco Dibs rightly said: Rembrandt is a tribute to humanity”.
My Rembrandt is a Nexo digital event in association with Peace of Magic.
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