Cezanne and I ★★

"Danièle Thompson’s Cézanne-Et-Moi is drenched with a self-importance that, though draining, is utterly fitting to the historical men it brings to life. The film follows the careers and life-long friendship of post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and writer Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet). In the introduction to these young boys their differences are distinct. Paul comes from a wealthy upbringing whereas Emile comes from a poor family, raised without a father. As they get older and their ambitions grow they leave the southern Aix-en-Provence of France in search of the lively Paris art scene. Rather quickly, Emile has it all–money, women and success–and Paul fights against it as he is rejected and ignored by his peers."

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