Bonnard, Pierre and Marthe

2023, France, 122 minutes, feature, biography, romantic

Director: Martin Provost
Script: Martin Provost, Marc Abdelnour
Cinematography: Guillaume Schiffman
Cast: Vincent Macaigne, Cécile de France, Stacy Martin, Anouk Grinberg, André Marcon
Producer: François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne

When the French painter Pierre Bonnard met Martha de Meligny, he did not know that the self-proclaimed aristocrat would become the cornerstone of his life and work. From that moment on, she became more than a muse for the “artist of happiness.” Together, they achieve artistic fulfillment thanks to their colorful love, which stands out against the backdrop of the standards of time, and feeds the great mystery surrounding their relationship. Like Bonar, who tirelessly marvels at the beauty of life, the film story seems to be dazzled by the daily treasures he stumbles upon and at its core are visual solutions invoking the magic of the past.

Martin Provost

Martin Provost (born 13 May 1957) is a French film director, writer and actor. He wrote and directed films such as “Séraphine” and “Le Ventre de Juliette”. “Violette”, his 2013 biographical drama about author Violette Leduc, was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.


2023 – Bonnard, Pierre and Marthe
2020 – How to be a Good Wife
2017 – The Midwife
2013 – Violette
2011 – The Long Falling