Kinepolis Luxembourg will be screening a series of documentary films at Ciné Utopia in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg on art exhibitions and artists in 2017-18, featuring world renowned artists including Michelangelo, Canaletto, David Hockney, Cèzanne, Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet.
- Tuesday 13 June 2017 @ 1900 & Sunday 18 June @ 1400 @ Ciné Utopia Michelangelo - Love and Death. To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time. This film explores his relationship with his contemporaries and his immense artistic practice which included painting, sculpture and architecture. Not least the universally adored David in Florence, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the Manchester Madonna (today at the National Gallery). This major new film goes to the heart of just who was this tempestuous, passionate but much loved genius.
- Thursday 12 October 2017 @ 1900 & Sunday 15 October @ 1630 @ Ciné Utopia Canaletto & the art of Venice. From one of the world’s largest art collections comes the remarkable story of Canaletto and the city he shared with millions through his art. With exclusive access to the highly anticipated exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery, the ﬁlm opens the doors of London’s Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and takes cinema audiences through the squares and canals of Venice that Canaletto immortalised through his art. Including expert commentary and insights from curators of the Royal Collection, the ﬁlm also reveals the intriguing story of how his works came to hold pride of place in the Queen’s own Picture Gallery.
- Tuesday 28 November 23017 & Sunday 3 December 2017 @ Ciné Utopia David Hockney. David Hockney continues to innovate and excite on a global scale. One of Britain's greatest living painters, his works feature in major collections all over the world including the MET, MoMA, Pompidou, Tate and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Two blockbuster exhibitions from the Royal Academy of Arts London, 'Landscapes' and 'Portraits and a Still Life', provide the backbone to this revealing film celebrating a unique and cutting-edge talent. For Hockney, the works in these exhibitions are the culmination of a highly influential career spanning more than five decades. In his own words, he explains what lies behind his artistry.
- Sunday 11 March 2018 @ 1630 @ Ciné Utopia Cézanne - Portraits of a Life. From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes this fresh new look at arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words. Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Thursday 29 March 2017 @ 1900 @ Sunday 1 April @ 1630 @ Ciné Utopia Vincent Van Gogh. Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant film about one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists. Made in collaboration with the experts at the Van Gogh Museum, the film marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing Van Gogh’s legendary masterpieces on the big screen, in high definition, while specially invited guests, including world-renowned curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other and a fresh and gripping new biography.
- Sunday 27 May 2017 @ 1630 I, Claude Monet. From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes this fresh new look at arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words. Based on over 2500 letters and narrated by Henry Goodman, I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed. Shot on location throughout Europe at the very spots he painted, I, Claude Monet is a fresh and intimate cinematic exploration of some of the most loved and iconic scenes in western art.
Venue Ciné Utopia, Luxembourg-Limpertsberg
Organiser Kinepolis Luxembourg
Price see website
Reservations Tickets available from www.kinepolisluxembourg.lu or at the cinema.