Filmfest 2011

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"The lavishly erotic paintings of Gustav Klimt were the subject of great controversy and scandal in Austria at the turn of the 20th century. Amidst the opulence and decadence of Vienna, Klimt depicts the most productive and tumultuous period of the artist's life. From his passionate, hedonistic affair with the notorious French dancer Lea de Castro, to his battle with an oppressive government for control of his work, Klimt, as performed by John Malkovich and directed by award-winning filmmaker Raoúl Ruiz, is a feverish and sensual homage to a man who insisted on living his life how he painted it... Fans of John Malkovich will get immense pleasure watching the insolent actor portray Gustav Klimt in this biopic of the fin-de-siècle Viennese artist. And fans of the famously unconventional director, Raoúl Ruiz, will be equally rewarded with another of his surreal and intellectually challenging cinematic experiences." Beverly Berning, www.worldscinema.com

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


Director: Raúl Ruiz