VdR On Tour | Prangins

The Castle of Prangins and VdR On Tour present 3 open air screenings: CHINA'S VAN GOGHS 30.08., TRUE COST 31.08. and THE DARJEELING LIMITED 01.09.

The Castle of Prangins and Visions du Réel On Tour present three open air screenings in Prangins:

30 August 2018

by Haibo Yu and Tianqi Kiki Yu
China, Netherlands 2016, 80'
Swiss premiere VdR2017
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In China, in the village of Dafen, all the inhabitants make their living from oil painting. In small family workshops, dirty but bustling with life, all day long, and for much of the night, they paint reproductions of famous works. Each has their speciality. That of Xiaoyong Zhao is the complete works of Van Gogh, of which he sells hundreds of copies of Sunflowers, The Starry Night or Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear via a backer based in Amsterdam. With each new order, he harnesses all of his family, in search of the brushstroke that will perfectly render the luminosity of the halo of stars in the sky of Arles or find the emotion of the artist’s fixed gaze. Brushstrokes that he dreams one day he will observe closely in the originals… The incredible story of Xiaoyong Zhao is also that of a contemporary world in which, from one end to the other, from southern China to Amsterdam, everybody is connected, yet without knowing the other. And the disappointment of Xiaoyong Zhao when he confronts his dream with reality is also that of Mao’s China as it discovers capitalism.

31 August 2018

by Andrew Morgan
documentary, 2015

1st September 2018

by Wes Anderson
comedy, 2017


Three open air screenings will be held in collaboration with the Musée national suisse Château de Prangins, as part of the exhibition "Indiennes. Un tissu révolutionne le monde!". Special price of CHF 10 including the visit of the museum. As of 17:00. Guided tour 19:00, screenings at 20:45.

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