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Auction Le Tableau Volé

Drama

Sponsored By

Karen Green Charitable Trust

Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
June 2, 7:30 pm
In-person
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
June 4 – June 5
Online
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country France
Year 2024
Running Time 91 MIN
Language French
Subtitles English
Director Pascal Bonitzer

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Description

French auteur and screenwriter Pascal Bonitzer (perhaps best known for having written many of the films by Jacques Rivette) presents a sharply-observed drama exploring the tangled web of reclaiming art looted by the Nazis. André Masson, a Parisian commissioner working for a famous auction house receives a call about a mystery painting of Egon Schiele, claiming the painting is in the possession of a young blue collar worker in the suburbs of Mulhouse. Believing it to be a hoax, Masson nevertheless heads north and discovers that the painting is, in fact, a Schiele masterpiece that disappeared in 1939. While this discovery could launch his career, it sets in motion a chain of events that could also seriously jeopardize it.

Presentation Details

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Review "A snappy, smart art thriller… There is absolutely nothing not to like about this cool film..” Chris Knipp
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