Fri, May 27 7:30 pm
Directed by David Bickerstaff, NR
Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) is one of the most celebrated artists of 19th-century France and a central figure in Impressionism. His work was enormously influential for many artists, including Claude Monet and Paul Cézanne. Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism. It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and throughout it all he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these intimate and revealing letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work. Pissarro was the driving force behind what has today become the world’s favourite artistic movement.