French artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was an innovator of modern art, known for experimenting with bold color and distorted proportions, along with his contemporaries Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. By 1891, Gauguin was already well-known in artistic circles, but had grown tired of the civilized world and its political and moral conventions. Leaving his wife and children behind, he ventures alone to Tahiti, consumed with a yearning for new inspiration. Pushing deep into the Tahitian jungle, Gauguin meets Tehura, his muse, who will consume his mind and inspire his most iconic works of art.
Edouard Deluc directed this ambitious bio-pic of the acclaimed painter’s life in Tahiti. French star Vincent Cassel plays the role of the legendary artist.
Composer Warren Ellis (Mustang, Bad Girl, Kings…) brings his beautiful string-driven melodies to the mix and creates a unique score for a bio-pic set in Tahiti. The soundtrack features also pre-existing cues by Nick Cave (a long time collaborator or Warren Ellis) and a selection of traditional Tahitian chants.
Cohen Media Group has released Gauguin in US theaters on July 6, 2018.