Hypothesis of the stolen paintingDVD - 1978 | French
An erudite art collector guides an unseen interviewer around six paintings by Frederic Tonnerre, a fictious 19th century painter, in an attempt to solve the mystery of a missing seventh painting, the disappearance of which has provoked a major scandal. Ruiz's meditation on the possibilities and limitations of the pictorial in the cinema is also a detective story with clues and a solution. Based on BAPHOMET by Pierre Klossowski, the film presents the six paintings as tableaux vivants in which the actors hold poses as they are minutely examined. The film forces the viewer-voyeur to reappraise the approach to static paintings and to the narrative flow of film.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : L'Institut National de L'Audiovisuel, 1978.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Hypot
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (63 min.) : black and white, color ; 12 cm.
Alternative Title: Hypothese du tableau vole [videorecording (DVD)]