EGON SCHIELE - TOD UND MÄDCHEN




Some may call it a historical drama, while other biography, the common point is the subject of the film – one and only Egon Schiele. Born in Austria, he was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century born and Gustav Klimt´s protégé. His works are known for its distinctive style, intensity and raw sexuality, including many self-portraits. This early exponent of Expressionism, my favourite and inspiring artist of all the time, is now "figured" in the latest film directed by Dieter Berner.

The original synopsis says: "At the beginning of the 20th Century Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him – his sister and first muse Gerti, and 17 year old Wally, arguably Schiele’s one true love, immortalised in his famous painting ‘Death and the Maiden’. Schiele’s radical paintings scandalise Viennese society while daring artists like Gustav Klimt and art agents alike are sensing the exceptional. But Egon Schiele is also prepared to go beyond his own pain and to sacrifice Love and Life for his Art".

The film, which trailer you can see below,  is set to be released on  07 October 2016. 



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