It is 1915 when Giles Bourdos’ gorgeous but slight “Renoir” opens. A young woman with flaming red hair rides a bicycle down an almost aggressively sun-dappled road in Cagnes-sur-Mer. It is an idyllic scene, full of rich, earthy tans and warm light.
The woman is 15-year-old Andrée Madeleine Heuschling (a hypnotic Christa Theret), and she will soon change the lives of two of the greatest French artists of the past 150 years: legendary Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet) and his son Jean (Vincent Rottiers), who will one day become one of the defining filmmakers of his generation.
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