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FILM: Divino Inferno [Rodin and The Gates of Hell]
October 12, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Oshman Hall - Map Link
This program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Tickets and advanced registration is not required. First come, first seated.
Divino Inferno [Rodin and The Gates of Hell] (2017)
A film by Bruno Aveillan
Written by Zoé Balthus and Bruno Aveillan
Running time: 60 minutes
Screening followed by a Q&A with Bruno Aveillan, Zoé Balthus and Dr. Jean Baptiste Chantoiseau, Editor at Musée Rodin (Paris).
Produced by ARTE, National French Museum Guild (RMN), NOIR, and Quad & Fix Studio, the 60-minute documentary is based around one of Auguste Rodin’s most emblematic works, The Gates of Hell. Divino Inferno reveals the little-known story behind The Gates of Hell – one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in the history of art, and the key to the sculptor Auguste Rodin’s oeuvre as a whole.
Through the thrilling story of this door’s creation, the visual artist, photographer and filmmaker Bruno Aveillan draws a fascinating portrait of the sculptor in which Aveillan and co-writer Zoé Balthus explore all aspects of the creation of this unique monument and show just how visionary Rodin was as an artist. Working with contemporary dancers and artists such as Mircea Cantor (2011 Marcel Duchamp Award), Aveillan presents a film that combines visual art, music and literature and takes a totally fresh look at the work of one of the greatest creative artists of all time.
Divino Inferno premiered on March 24, 2017 at The Grand Palais in Paris for the opening of RODIN, THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION and the screening at Stanford will be the first in a worldwide tour that will also include screenings at The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art and Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, among others.
IMAGE: still image from the film Divino Inferno/Bruno Aveillan