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09.03, - 10:00, Lumiere
14.03, - 18:00, National Palace of Culture Hall 1
Director:  Peter Webber
Cinematography:  Eduardo Serra
Screenplay:  Olivia Hertreed
Producer:  Andy Paterson , Anand Tucker
Music:  Alexandre Desplat
Cast:  Colin Firth , Scarlett Johansson , Tom Wilkinson , Judy Parfitt , Cillian Murphy
Production:  Arches Street/Delux
International distribution:  Pathe Intl.
BG distribution:  BIG BANG! Entertainment
Galas & Avant-premiers
2046
5 x 2
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Land of Plenty
Life Is a Miracle
Lost & Found
Sideways
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Sea Inside
Trilogy The Weeping Meadow

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
, 2003, 99 min, color

Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the imagined, intriguing story behind one of Vermeers best-loved paintings. In 17th-century Flanders, Griet is forced by circumstances to become a servant in the artists household. Fascinated by his work, she soon displays an aptitude for helping in his studio, and is drawn into his world of colour and light. But the growing closeness between master and servant cannot go unnoticed, and becomes a threat to the ordered household and to Griets own respectability.

The reproduction of the period and place are entirely convincing, aided in no small part by Eduardo
Serras masterly cinematography. Revealing much about the social stratifications of the period, and the relationship between creativity and commerce, this is nevertheless an essentially intimate tale. Colin Firth is the suitably brooding artistic genius, but it is Scarlett Johansson as Griet who really shines.
Sandra Hebron

PETER WEBBER
British director Peter Webber was best known for TV documentaries and dramas, including Men Only and The Stretford Wives. The Girl with a Pearl Earring is his feature debut.
1995  A to Z of Wagner TV docu
1997  The Temptation of Franz Schubert TV
1999  Underground TV
2001  Men Only TV
2002  The Stretford Wives TV
2003  The Girl with a Pearl Earring
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