The painting

The painting

Streaming Video - 2013 | French
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Three characters of different social classes escape their unfinished painting in search of the Painter, hoping he will complete it.
Publisher: [United States] : Shout! Factory, 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 80 min.)) : sd., col
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Call Number: eVideo

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scribby
Dec 02, 2019

Welcome to the Metaphorical World. The interior world of a Matisse/Modigliani/(early) Picasso painting comes to life, revealing a racist totalitarian kingdom, and in a more uplifting spirit later on, God’s relation to the created world. Along the way, we encounter Sketchies, a repeating battle, a never-ending dance, and characters that jump from painting to painting. Interesting animation too, and a lush soundtrack that sounds suitably Debussy-eque for this French movie. Five stars.

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booksmile
Jul 01, 2016

Really lovely and intriguing. An interesting story and beautiful to watch.
Much better than I expected from that DVD cover photo.
Probably good for age 12 and up?

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red_cobra_341
Oct 23, 2015

While the artwork is beautiful, the story is a bit lacking, and the characters are one-dimensional.

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GypzyMizzP
Jun 23, 2015

Dessin animé simple mais intéressant avec un bon message. Bon pour les enfants et les grands.

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Sanrin
May 01, 2014

Amazing film for the creativity of artwork that is reminiscent of Picasso. The colors seem flat, but the animation has a 3D weight to it. There's a dream sequence that recalls Chagall. The music is also wonderful, switching from classical for the castle scenes to something a little wilder with an accordion for a scene during the Venetian carnival. Very enjoyable! The extras include a "making of" that is interesting and several trailers of other animated films that demonstrate the exciting range of talent in the world.

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