As is the film I personally have just finished about Renoir. I won’t begin to tell you the fuss we’ve had deciding on whether the film should be RENOIR – REVERED AND REVILED or RENOIR – REVILED AND REVERED. We’re going with the former and which ever way you cut it what it reflects is that this is an artist that provokes extreme reactions both for and against. There has been a campaign with the childish title of #RenoirSucksAtPainting . Childish but effective. The international coverage of this handful of people in Boston has been remarkable. Our response is simple: it’s not for us to tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t like but, before making up your mind about Renoir, watch the film. That’s all we film-makers try to aspire to: to give you the information to come to informed decisions.
Well, that’s all for today. I hate to boast but tomorrow I’m off to Beijing!