BONNARD, PIERRE AND MARTHE / BONNARD, PIERRE ET MARTHE
BONNARD, PIERRE AND MARTHE / BONNARD, PIERRE ET MARTHE – France-Belgium, 2023, 122 min., Biography, Romance, Drama
Director: Martin Provost
Writers: Marc Abdelnour, Martin Provost
Cast: Cécile de France, Vincent Macaigne, Stacy Martin, Anouk Grinberg
BONNARD, PIERRE ET MARTHE traces the life and work of painter Pierre Bonnard, played by Vincent Macaigne, and his relationship with the enigmatic Marthe, played by Cécile de France, who plays a major role in his artistic work. The film explores the deep and complex ties that bind these two characters, while revealing the love story and the creative process that marked them.
Director Martin Provost is known for his historical and biographical films, offering nuanced and compelling portraits of famous people. With BONNARD, PIERRE ET MARTHE, he sets out to show the different facets of the relationship between the artist and his muse, and the influence they had on each other. And it is rather touching. The two lovers loved each other, were torn apart, left each other, found each other again… It is easy to understand what fascinated Martin Provost in the story of the couple, which he stages with talent.