Degas

The New School University Center – 2:15pm
Friday, October 17th

20 min | Fiction | France  |  2013
US Premiere
By Nelson Castro

SYNOPSIS:

Now he is blind, Edgar Degas has become very lonely, renouncing his reputation as a sociable artist. No more than a shadow of himself, the painter is stuck in his studio, and lives as an old secluded man.
Paul Valery, a young poet, is the only one that keeps visiting. He still admires Degas and accepts his lunatic behavior. When there, Degas knows how to be the charming considerate man he used to be.
He brings out his old notebooks, full of poems. The painter talks about his memories and all the models he had. Paul Valery, truly interested, manages to make him talk about his privacy and his secrets…