Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost

A look into the love story between post-impressionist painter Gauguin and the French Polynesia.

Gauguin a Tahiti. Il paradiso perduto
Italy 2019
  • Czech
87 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

In 1891 Gauguin leaves Marseille for the Pacific. It’s the beginning of a journey towards the essence of life and art, that will make him one of the greatest modern painters. Gauguin in Tahiti – Paradise Lost will take us to French Polynesia, in Tahiti and Marquesas Islands – to experience the landscapes that inspired him, amongst the locals whom he loved, on the trail of a story that has become myth. In the places where he built houses with bamboo and leaves, discovered light and colours which changed his painting forever, of the sensuality free of inhibitions of the indigenous girls. The documentary will also bring us to Paris, Bretagne, Edinburgh, and to the most prestigious art museums of the United States, where most of his masterpieces are preserved: The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; The National Gallery of Art – Washington; The Museum of Fine Arts – Boston.

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Director: Claudio Poli
Based on: Paul Gauguin
Screenplay: Edouard Deluc, Etienne Comar, Thomas Lilti
Cinematography: Pierre Cottereau
Music: Warren Ellis
Sound: Alexis Place
Editing: Guerric Catala
Production Design: Emmanuelle Cuillery, Frédérique Nouailhat
Producer: Bruno Levy
Costumes: Céline Guignard, Elisabeth Mehu
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Tuheï Adams, Malik Zidi, Pua-Taï Hikutini, Pernille Bergendorff, Marc Barbé, Paul Jeanson, Cédric Eeckhout, Samuel Jouy, Scali Delpeyrat
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.