My Life and Times with Antonin Artaud (En compagnie d'Antonin Artaud)
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My Life and Times with Antonin Artaud (En compagnie d'Antonin Artaud)
This French film offers a powerful fictionalized account of renowned French poet, actor, and intellectual Antonin Artaud who in life walked a fine, often blurred line between genius and insanity. It is told from the viewpoint of Artaud's intimate friend, student, and pusher, the poet Jacques Prevel. The story begins in late Spring 1946 as Artaud is released from a Rodez asylum where he stayed for nine years. He returns to Paris where Prevel, eager to resume their mentor student relationship, patiently waits. The last two years of Artaud's life provide the focus for much of the film. ~… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sami Frey gives an astonishingly intense perfromance in his portrait of the genius and madness of the famed French poet-intellectual."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"A stimulating grainy black-and-white shot fictionalized biopic on the last two years of one of the great 20th century literary figures, Antonin Artaud."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Though exceedingly long (over 4 hours), this is an intelligent and insightful chronicle of the eccentric French poet and philosopher who died in 1948"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A rare film that actually has something interesting to say about the creative process"
‑ Lewis Whittington, culturevulture.net