Documentary - UK / Joint UK Premiere premiere

CALVET

  • Dominic Allan /
  • United Kingdom /
  • 2011 /
  • 86 mins

Documentary / French

The dazzling, disturbing and utterly compelling story of one man's extraordinary life, and how he was saved by the redemptive power of art.

Jean Marc Calvet, a one-time drug addict, rent boy and thief who is now a successful painter, recounts his astonishing tale with remarkable candour and courage, and takes director Dominic Allan with him on his search for his son, abandoned as a child and about to turn eighteen. A brave, moving and unforgettable film.

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  • #1 Kevin Matthews / Wednesday 22 June, 2011 / 22:24 GMT

    Amazing - http://flickfeast.co.uk/reviews/film-reviews/calvet-2011/ - one of the best from the fest.
  • #2 Ross Miller / Sunday 28 August, 2011 / 01:54 GMT

    Powerful and haunting documentary - http://twitchfilm.com/reviews/2011/06/eiff-2011---calvet-review.php

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