The French filmmaker Laurent Bregeat spent several months stalking great Indian painters -Akbar Padamsee, M F Husain, Ram Kumar and S H Raza. He talked to them about their work and their lives – and as a result we have some really profound insights into the work of these artists. He shot the films with the intention of making archives for future generations. These were part of a series of Living Legends of Indian Contemporary Art that was commissioned by the Lalit Kala Akademi.
Apart from these artist documentaries, he is an assistant and director, known for ‘The Da Vince Code’ (2006), ‘A View to Kill’ (1985) and ‘The Messenger’ (1999).
He lives and works in Paris.
The film captured the essence of one of India's most compelling modernists S H Raza. A founder member of the Progressive Artists' Group, Raza's style evolved over the years, from the early expressionistic landscapes of his childhood in the forests…MORE DETAILS
“Filming artists is like shooting a wildlife documentary. You can’t direct them, and there’s no way you can impose retakes. Like animals, artists will only give what they want.” Director Laurent Bregeat in an interview to Racheal Rickard Straus, Times…MORE DETAILS