The film follows the last 67 days of Van Gogh’s life and explores his relationships with his brother Theo, his physician Paul Gachet and the women in his life, including Gachet’s daughter, Marguerite. The film focuses on the everyday events of the painter’s life and art.
Maurice Pialat was a French film director, screenwriter and actor noted for the rigorous and unsentimental style of his films. His work is often described as being “realist”. He was known for À nos amours (1983), Van Gogh (1991) and Under the Sun of Satan (1987).