JOHN MALKOVICH STARS IN THIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED 2007 THEATRICAL MASTERPIECE, THE STORY OF ONE OF MODERN ART’S GREATEST AND MOST CONTROVERSIAL PAINTERS
Both acclaimed and condemned during his lifetime, Austrian painter Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) pioneered the depiction of sexuality in art through his paintings, murals and sketches. At the height of his fame, he received the Golden Order of Merit from the Austrian Emperor and had wealthy patrons knocking on his door. But personal tragedies and the artistic and political turmoil over the explicit sexuality of his work led to a darker side, and he died at age 55.
From Chilean director Raul Ruiz, who has made his share of provocative film art and who trained as a painter, comes the captivating film, KLIMT, featuring an outstanding performance by John Malkovich. Ruiz, who has made films with some of world cinema’s greatest stars, including Marcello Mastroianni, Cat herine Deneuve and Isabelle Huppert, has assembled a superb ensemble cast which also includes Veronica Ferres (“Les Miserables,” “Rossini”) as Emilie Floge, the artist’s companion in the latter part of his life and Saffron Burrows (“Frida,” “Love Reign Over Me,” “Boston Legal”) as his sexually vibrant muse, Lea De Castro.
The acclaimed biographical drama, named Best Film at the Moscow International Film Festival., is presented in 16x9 (1.78:1 aspect ratio) and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. It is in English, German and French, with English subtitles. Extra features include a making-of documentary and the original theatrical trailer.
Run Time : 97 mins. + extras
Prebook/Street : December 11/January 8