Director: Raúl Ruiz

Austria, Germany, UK, France, 2006, 97min., drama
Raúl Ruiz’s “Klimt” is a film, rendering the life of the famous painter Gustav Klimt (John Malkovich) – a genius, celebrated in Paris and damned at home in Vienna as a provocateur. His lavish and erotic paintings are a fascinating combination of sensuality, expressiveness and passion. So was the painter’s life: surrounded by women, the artist lived his eccentric life as he painted it. The plot centres on Klimt’s passion for women and his struggle for artistic freedom. The director recreates the decadent atmosphere of the Fin de siècle Vienna and offers the viewers an extraordinary visual and musical spectacle. Real characters, Klimt’s friends and contemporaries, dialogues, events and quotes appear in the film to add authenticity.


Section: All the Muses

Screenplay: Raúl Ruiz

Dir. of Photography: Ricardo Aronovich

Cast: John Malkovich, Veronica Ferres, Stephen Dillane, Saffron Burrows,
Nicolai Kinski, Sandra Ceccarelli