Balthus Through the Looking Glass  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Balthus Through the Looking-Glass is a 1996 documentary film by Canadian filmmaker Damian Pettigrew. It features the artist filmed at work in his studio and in conversation at his Rossinière chalet. Shot over a 12-month period in Switzerland, Italy, France and England, the film captures the painter's unique vision and extraordinary lifestyle.


  • Won UNESCO Grand Prize, Lausanne International Art Festival Best Photography Prize including Official Selection 8th International VU SUR LES DOCS Marseille.
  • (72', Super 16, PLANETE/CNC/PROCIREP, 1996)

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