Art and Culture
52' | 90'
THE ASSASSIN OF PAINTING
Running Time: 52' | 90'
/ Format: HD
/ Available versions: FR | EN
Thirty years after his death, Joan Miró has become an iconic figure in the art world. The more time passes, the more his work becomes universal, going beyond borders and genres. His work lives outside of museums, on the walls of prestigious institutions, and his influence extends into design and architecture and is visible in the most unexpected places…
Thanks to the exceptional presence of Joan Punyet Miró, the artist’s grandson and administrator, as well as previously unseen archives and a privileged access to his work and his studio, we shall discover some of the painter’s less familiar facets: the private Miró, who could «by day be a treasure, and by night, a monster»; Miró the provocateur, as well as the Miró who was sensitive to the distress of his compatriots. We shall also evoke the pressures involved in handling such an immense painter’s heritage, a burden which falls on a single descendant, and the tragic fate of most of the members of his family.
Albert Solé, The Director
Albert Solé is a Franco-Spanish director of documentary films. Born in 1962 in Bucarest, he began his professional career as a journalist for the Spanish public television and wrote the scenarios for the documentary series Nómadas de la condición humana which analyzes various human experiences through travel and the values the act of traveling conveys. Since 2000, he has directed several documentary films for television (Arte, TVE, TVC, Mexico’s Canal 22). His films have been broadcasted throughout the world and have often received awards in international festivals. In 2008, his documentary film Bucarest, La memoria perdida is released and a year later, is awarded the Goya for the best documentary film. His two last films, Los recuerdos de hielo and Al final de la escapada, have been selected for the Gaudi Award for the best documentary film.
Coproducer: Minimal Films, CPB Films, Arte, TV3
International sales: CPB International