added: Tue, Feb 21st '17
French post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne's lifelong friendship with French naturalist author Emile Zola forms the basis of the new French-language period drama "Cezanne Et Moi (Cezanne and I)," starring Guillaume Canet (of "Tell No One") as Zola and Guillaume Gallienne (of "Me, Myself and Mum") as Cezanne.
Written and directed by 75-year-old French screenwriter/director Daniele Thompson (Cousin cousine, Avenue Montaigne), the film chronicles Cezanne and Zola's competitive friendship from their college days to their lives as renowned 19th-century artists.
Co-starring Alice Pol (Supercondriaque), Deborah Francois (L'Enfant), and Sabine Azema (Private Fears in Public Places), "Cezanne Et Moi" arrives in U.S. theaters on April 7th. Watch the newly-released U.S. trailer, above.
CEZANNE ET MOI traces the parallel paths of the lives and careers of post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and novelist Emile Zola, from school pals in Aix-en-Provence to working artists in Paris, while exploring their fears and ambitions. Through a slew of flashbacks, we see the two grow up to share a mutual love of art and beautiful women. Zola, who was fatherless and poor, dreams of becoming a writer and eventually joins the very bourgeoisie he mocked in his youth. Meanwhile, Cezanne, who came from a wealthy background, wound up rejecting society to focus entirely on his work, which was only recognized at the very end of his life. CEZANNE ET MOI, a polished period piece, boldly paints a picture of two 19th century masters.
directed by Daniele Thompson
starring Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Gallienne, Alice Pol, Deborah Francois, Sabine Azema
release date April 7, 2017 (U.S. release)