Edvard Munch (1976)
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Director:Peter Watkins
Studio:Eureka Entertainment Ltd
Writer:Peter Watkins
Rating:5.0 (5 votes)
Rated:Parental Guidance
Date Added:2010-04-10
Purchased At:Masters of Cinema
Purchased On:2010-04-09
Picture Format:Full Frame
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
Languages:French, English
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.'