BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
International documentary

Tim's Vermeer

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Tim's Vermeer
USA/ 2013/ 1 t. 20 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
ingen
CAST:
Penn Jillette, Tim Jenison, Martin Mull, Philip Steadman, David Hockney, Colin Blakemore
DIRECTOR:
Teller
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Shane F. Kelly
PRODUCER:
Penn Jillette, Farley Ziegler
TEMA:
Kunst
Penn & Teller vs. the Dutch Golden Age

In TIM'S VERMEER director Teller - of the illusionist duo Penn & Teller - documents his friend Tim Jenison's efforts to prove that 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer produced his impressively photorealistic paintings with the help of a technical device that has been lost to history. The hypothesis is more than a century old, and gained prominence in 2001, when British artist David Hockney released his book "Secret Knowledge". In TIM'S VERMEER we see computer graphics expert Jenison attempt to create an approximation of Vermeer's apparatus - and thus his paintings.

 

Teller

TELLER is best known as the silent one in the duo Penn & Teller. He is a successful magician and illusionist, has played leading roles in television shows, written plays and books written as well as directed theater. TIM'S VERMEER is his debut as documentary film director.