Deceased the 7th February 2005 at the age of 78, Paul Rebeyrolle was one of the most important French painters of his generation. Gérard Rondeau made this film between 1994 and 1999. It was the first time Rebeyrolle accepted to be filmed at work, in the secrecy of his atelier.
In this unique document on the creator’s intimacy, we hear Rebeyrolle talking of great masters of art he likes: Delacroix, Gericault, Rembrandt, Caravage. “Rarely a painter would accept that an outer eye, even of complicity, violates for so many years his creator’s intimacy.