Watch trailer here: https://vimeo.com/315965499
An intimate look at the life and art of one of the world’s most popular living artists, Fernando Botero, has its Canadian premiere March 20th at the Festival international du film sur l’art (FIFA). “Botero” will be presented by Vancouver-based director Don Millar who enjoyed unprecedented access to Botero and his family during 19 months of production. The film is in the festival competition.
“Botero” follows an unknown, self-taught painter born in provincial Medellin in 1932 as he propels himself to the pinnacle of the art world. The audience learns that, even today, the 86-year-old is happiest in his Monaco studio where he says he is still learning as he strives to be the best painter in the world, because “my life is to paint.”
The film was shot in 10 cities in China, Colombia, France, Italy, Monaco and the United States, and features extensive interviews with Botero, as well as a colourful cast of art experts, critics and the artist’s family. The film features 305 finished works, as well as art by Picasso, Renoir, Monet and many other masters.
The Canadian Premiere of Botero will be held March 20 at 8:00 pm at Centre Canadien d’Architecture – Théâtre Paul-Desmarais and will also screen March 30 at 12:30 at Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin.