Art and Culture
the world in a painting
Running Time: 52'/75'
/ Format: HD
/ Available versions: FR | UK
In this documentary film, which is loosely based on the famous book by Canadian writer, Timothy Brook, Vermeer’s Hat, we offer a new way of understanding the global world we live in thanks to… a 17th-century painting. A simple, apparently anecdotal painting, far from being one of the Dutch painter’s most famous, entitled Officer and Laughing Girl painted in 1650. A charming scene in which an officer, wearing a wide-brimmed hat, talks with a young woman who is holding a glass of wine in her hand. The scene is set in one of the household interiors of which Vermeer was so fond.
A film by Nicolas Autheman
Produced by Schuch productions
TV broadcaster : Arte
© Schuch Productions - ARTE France - 2020
FilmArte Festival 2021 - Semi-Finalist
Master of Art Film Festival 2021 - Official selection (Fine Art section)
FILAF - International Art Book and Film Festival 2021