DVD: Lucian Freud: Portraits

Lucian Freud, now in his eighties, has always been at pains to preserve his privacy. In recent years, as his fame has increased and his eminence as a painter has matured into pre-eminence, the artist has become the object of endless and generally inaccurate press interest. Lucian Freud: Portraits is an analysis of the artist as seen through the eyes of those who have been best placed to study him: his sitters.

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Over a period of two years filmmaker Jake Auerbach and Freud's biographer William Feaver filmed many of Freud's subjects, ranging from the late Duke of Devonshire and the now Dowager Duchess of Devonshire to fellow painters David Hockney and Celia Paul; from friends such as Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles to ex-lovers, daughters and granddaughters.

Unprecedented, intimate and revealing, the film weaves these interviews with a large selection of work by one of the great artists of our century.

"A striking study of the ruthlessness of talent" The Independent

"Intoxicating" The Scotsman

"Mesmerising" The Times

"Intimate...and somewhat chilling" Daily Telegraph

Director

Jake Auerbach

Editor

Jess Scott-Hunter

Music

Jason Osborn

Producers

Jake Auerbach and William Feaver

66 minutes

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