|Richard Armitage and Amanda Root in The Impressionists|
- Richard Armitage as a young Claude Monet (this is reason enough, surely!).
- Some of the most gorgeous photography you will ever see in film, as the director tries to make the film look like an impressionist painting (and succeeds).
- And he ends with Amanda Root at the end of the film (no spoiler as you can see them in the photo above).
I had two reasons for purchasing this DVD. The first one is listed above as number one. But the other reason was that I am hopefully going avec ma famille to Paris this summer and I wanted to imbibe some French scenery and culture before I go. I have to watch Amelie and La Vie en Rose as well so I'll review those at a later date.
|Old Monet in The Impressionists as played by Julian Glover|
You will absolutely fall in love with not only Monet, but the young Bazille, who I knew nothing about. And Renoir comes off as an absolute sweetie in this. Manet is fascinating to watch, as is the crazed Cezanne but I really wanted to slap Degas by the end of this film. What a wanker as the Brits would say (it's not such a bad word in Canada so I can say that!).
|The Impressionists DVD cover|
Now I had better just keep reading my French phrase book in order to avoid a disaster like last time in France when I said "Excusez-moi. Mon francais est pauvre" instead of "Mon francais est mauvais". My french is impoverished??? Well, perhaps it is. Needs money!