French biopic ‘Gauguin’ to open 5th Crème de la Crème film festival

By Ryan Keating-Lambert

An English friendly screening of the new French biopic Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti, based on the life of the famous French painter Paul Gauguin, will open Prague’s 5th annual Crème de la Crème festival of French films happening 11 – 14 May in Kino Lucerna and Kino Evald.

Directed by Edouard Deluc (Welcome to Argentina), Gauguin (pictured) focuses on the complicated genius of the French artist, played effortlessly by Vincent Cassel, during his affair with a woman in Tahiti, where his life soon fell into poverty and ruin. 

Credit: Film Europe

This year’s Crème de la Crème festival presented by Film Europe will screen 14 contemporary French films including English friendly screenings of biopic Odysea, based on the life of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Rodin – one of last year’s Cannes Palme d’Or contenders and the story of French sculptor Auguste Rodin and his affair with muse Camille Claudel, and for those that missed out the first time around, you now have the chance to revisit Robin Campillo’s Cannes Grand Prix winning LGBT drama 120 BPM.

For full programme, tickets and other details, check out Facebook and participating cinemas Kino Lucerna and Kino Evald.

Feature photo: Welcome to Tahiti

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