A Bigger Splash
Jack Hazan22 Sep 2021
The event is over
Through a fascinating blend of fiction and documentary, A Bigger Splash, named after the eponymous painting made in 1967, takes us into the world of David Hockney, revealing the connections between life and creation and offering a new look at the painter's oeuvre and the genesis and execution of a work at the crossroads between pop art and hyperrealism.
20h - 23h
Jack Hazan, A Bigger Splash, England, 1973, 106 min.
With David Hockney, Peter Schlesinger, Celia Birtwell
“A Bigger Splash documents the total disconnection between a very specific reality (a small community of dandies and artists in the London of the early 1970s) and an imaginary world that borrows shapes and colours from David Hockney’s paintings. The film plays on the mechanisms of artistic creation as well as the friendships and sentimental and erotic relationships between people trying to define their identity. It is also a (love) story of pain transcended by art.”
Presented by Pierre Eugène from Cahiers du cinéma and followed by a meeting with Bertrand Bonello (to be confirmed)
Preview screening ahead of its release in cinemas on 6 October 2021 by Les Films du Camelia
Jack Hazan, A bigger splash
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