What is meant by painterly in regards to filmmaking? We showed this in June and it was excellent. This is what I wrote about it then:

Montagne Sainte-Victoire, a limestone mountain range in Southern France, was immortalized in a series of oil paintings by Paul Cézanne. These works inform Steiner’s painterly consideration of the landscape. In three sections, a worked and re-worked vision of the mountain reveals the manifold modes of its interpretation, the thousand ways a single view can look to a thousand people, to a single person.

It’s probably still true. Steiner is from Austria. I think this is worth watching a few times loud and large with someone French. Or who can speak and hear in the language “French.”


About Jesse Malmed

Jesse Malmed is an artist and curator living/working in Chicago. Santa Fe may always be his home, but Tivoli, San Francisco and Portland have all made their cases.
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