Because I Was a Painter Trailer (2013)

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Trailer for Because I Was a Painter (Parce que j'étais peintre).

This film conducts an unprecedented investigation of secretly created artworks in Nazi concentration and death camps. It converses with the rare handful of living artists who survived the camps and with those who curate their art: about the emotions the works conjure, their marginalization, their signatures or anonymity, their style, as well as the representation of horror and extermination. But perhaps above all, it takes a long look at the drawings, wash drawings and paintings held in collections in France, Germany, Israel, Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium and Switzerland. While transiting among these fragments of clandestine images and the vestiges of the camps, the film offers a sensitive quest amid faces, bodies and landscapes to explore the notion of artwork and confront the idea of beauty head-on. The stakes are disturbing, but perhaps we can thus better imagine what the camps were truly like, and experience the honor of an artist, no matter how small or fragile the gesture of drawing is.

Duration
2 min 11 sec

Views
4,860

Posted On
January 19, 2015
Director
Christophe Cognet

Writer
Unknown or Not Available

Studio
Independent

Release
2013
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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