The Irises

The Irises

Although when he was alive, Vincent Van Gogh hadn't enough money to pay for his art materials, a hundred years later his painting "The Irises" sold for an unprecedented sum at a New York auction. This animated short, excerpted from Jacques Giraldeau's 1989 film Le Tableau noir, takes a loving look at the masterwork.

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The Irises, Suzanne Gervais & Jacques Giraldeau, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Suzanne Gervais
    Jacques Giraldeau
  • producer
    Yves Leduc
    Éric Michel
  • camera
    Suzanne Gervais
  • animation
    Suzanne Gervais
  • editing
    Pierre Lemelin
  • sound editing
    Fernand Bélanger
    Yves Angrignon
    Vital Millette
  • voice
    Michael Rudder
  • music
    René Dupéré