Girl with a Pearl Earring – Girl With A Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring - Girl With A Pearl Earring

The Girl with a Pearl Earring – Girl With A Pearl Earring

  Life in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth) in the Dutch Delft 17th Century, a world full of dangers. The financial health of the family based solely on the regular sale of his paintings. Vermeer, but is also a perfectionist as well blocked, and it lacks adequate, good motives, to paint enough paintings, which have to feed the family. In addition, an unbearable financial dependence plays a ruthless, violent patron, from Vermeer and the dictates of custom projects. When it succeeds the young and pretty Griet (Scarlett Johanson), being employed as a maid in the house of Vermeer, is getting worse so that the already difficult situation further. Because when Vermeer notices Griet interest and curiosity in his art, he makes her his muse for his next commissioned work. What is not without consequences for the feelings of Vermeer’s wife Catharina and keep the greedy eyes of the patron.

These are the wonderful moments of color and the encounters between two people who tend to be this film so magical. Girl with a Pearl Earring adheres closely to the literary presentation of the novel by Tracy Chevalier that is trying the emergence of the same painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring explained” by a (fictional) relationship with Vermeer’s maid.

A film that can literally reach the atmosphere and could hardly be more intense. Whether an excellent illumination, with the dark times in the muddy, rainy Delft perfect correspondence, the Oscar-nominated camera by Eduardo Serra, the Vermeer’s seductive colors shine or a wonderful, artistic decoration (also Oscar-nominated) has created a film, which itself looks like a painting, whose film images themselves seem “like a painting.” This sentiment is supported especially by the expressive acting performance by Scarlett Johansson, which seems to merge with the painting. She plays reluctant at first insignificant, as in Lost In Translation opens up her beauty and her grace only on second glance – but then with a force and an erotic intensity that is truly under the skin.

Is not only interested in art, but also “art philistines” will the fascination of this film so can hardly resist. The actual genesis of the picture the way, is still unclear, even about the person portrayed, there is uncertainty. That does not detract from this wonderful film, however.

Title: The Girl with a Pearl Earring – Girl With A Pearl Earring Country of production: Great Britain, Luxembourg Year of production: 2003 Length: 95 (Min) of material: Concorde Film Distribution

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