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painter woman director erotic movie


Release Date: September 10, 1997

Year    :   1997
Slogan    :   «Her passion for her art changed the face of history.»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   France 3 Cinéma
Director    :   Agnès Merlet
Producers    :   Patrice Haddad
Writers    :   Agnès Merlet, Agnès Merlet, Patrick Amos, Christine Miller, Christine Miller
RunTime    :   98 mins.

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter Orazio Gentileschi. Her professional curiosity about the male anatomy, forbidden for her eyes, led her to the knowledge of sexual pleasure. But she was also well known because in 1612 she had to appear in a courtroom because her teacher, Agostino Tassi, was suspected of raping her. She tried to protect him, but was put in the thumb screws...

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