Idéale audience

Edward Hopper and the blank canvas

Broadcasted on the occasion of the opening of a major retrospective dedicated to American painter Edward Hopper at the Grand Palais in Paris, this documentary portrays the most paradoxical of realist painters. In order to grasp the singularity of Hopper’s works as well as to explain the fascination his paintings still exert nowadays, each pictorial stage in Hopper’s path is interwoven with American social, political and cultural history of his time.

Scriptwriter :
Didier Ottinger et Jean-Pierre Devillers

Director :
Jean-Pierre Devillers

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Coproduction : Idéale Audience,  Arte France, Réunion des Musées Nationaux,
AVRO, le Centre Pompidou
With the participation of : SRF, SBS, VRT, ARTV, Canal Encuentro, TV Cultura, RTS
Produced by : Françoise Gazio

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Distributor(s) / Sales Agent(s) :
Arte France


Festivals / Awards :
Selected at FIFA 2013 Montréal
FILAF 2013
Art Doc Festival 2013, Roma

Photo credits :
Nighthawks @ the Art Institute of Chicago