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GERARD GAROUSTE, “ON THE ROAD”


52'
2018


VERSION(S)
French, English, M&E

SUPPORT(S)
HD

PRODUCER(S)
Tikkun Productions

DIRECTOR
Vivien Desouches

This film recounts the inspiring journey of a painter who fled the promised deadlock of his heritage to open up and navigate the path of “the courage to be oneself". At the age of 70, relieved of his past sufferings, he draws lessons from his inner quest and nurtures his one obsession: to tirelessly continue his studies.

Over 50 years, Gérard Garouste has produced more than 600 paintings and established himself as one of the leading French contemporary artists. His work is inspired by historical and mythological themes, with series dedicated to The Divine Comedy, Don Quixote and Faust.

From his conflict with an anti-Semitic father to his conversion to Judaism, we discover the sources of his inspiration and the trials and tribulations that have allowed him to reach a degree of wisdom through his two-fold decision to both accept and surpass himself.

This documentary reveals Gérard Garouste's initiatory journey through his paintings, the artist’s own commentary and interviews with the man who accompanied him during a large part of his search for identity, Rabbi Marc Alain Ouachnine.
A self-portrait of a metamorphosis, with additional contributions by friends and family, including Elizabeth Garouste and Philippe Starck.


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