Paul Citroen

Paul Kramer Short documentary - 2010 - 50 min.

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Portrait of painter, art dealer, writer, graphic designer, photographer and teacher Paul Citroen. The half-Dutch artist, born and raised in Berlin in the beginning of last century, is described and defined by a museum director, a researcher of the Nederlands Fotomuseum, two former students and an ex-model. This produces the image of a self-confident, but anything but conceited all-rounder, with a passion for ‘svelte, big-eyed women’. The interviews are crosscut with examples of his work - including a small boat he painted when he was ten, and his world-renowned photo collage Metropolis - as well as excerpts from his book Notities van een schilder. The film also includes archive footage of Citroen in action: characteristically whispering while drawing and, advanced in years, painting a portrait of Hildegard Knef, during a talkshow hosted by Willem Duys.

Credits

Director(s) Paul Kramer
Producer(s) René Mendel
Production Company Interakt
Executive Producer
Renske van der Ploeg
Director of Photography
Martijn te Voort
Editing
Paul Tekenbroek
Sound on Set
Casper Heer
TV Company
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands