|Edvard Munch (1976)|
Summary: The is one of the most moving, experimental films I have seen.
Peter Watkins' political understanding of the times and his
compassion for the struggling, alientated artist is superb. He
has a unique method of linking the present to the painter's
traumatic past, namely the deaths of his mother and sister from
tuberculosis, when he was a boy. The camerawork and close-ups of
individual faces are excellent. Munch's grief, when he loses the
woman he loves, leads to his best works and a premature death.
No other director has made a film about the inner and outer
worlds of the artist as well as this. I highly recommend the
film. Ingmar Bergman described it as 'a work of genius.'