The rarefied universe of private owners of Rembrandt paintings (perhaps 37 worldwide) includes the Baron Eric de Rothschild (jovial and candid), the 10th Duke of Buccleuch (charming and remarkably low-key for one of Europe's largest landowners), and, most fascinatingly, Amsterdam's Jan Six. He’s a dashing young art dealer from a family that has owned a plethora of Rembrandts for generations, including a portrait of his ancestor, once a close friend of the artist. Six is obsessed with discovering a new, currently unknown, yet verifiable Rembrandt; de Rothschild is committed to selling two important paintings that grace his bedroom – detonating a cut-throat competition between the Louvre and the Rijksmuseum. Owning Rembrandts is no simple matter. NR, 95 min. In English, Dutch and French with English subtitles.
3 day rental • NR • 95 min. • English, Dutch and French with subtitles
“An eloquent piece of filmmaking. Rembrandt’s ability to bring to life two ordinary burghers has the power to enthrall whole countries. This is a fascinating film (that) conveys the furious intensity Rembrandt inspires, at the nexus of passion, power and money.”
— Financial Times
“The super-rich collectors and dealers in Oeke Hoogendijk’s amusing documentary come right out of Rembrandt paintings themselves. Bracing… about high-stakes shenanigans in the art market.”
— The Guardian (UK)