Talking Film: The Goldfinch
drug misuse, strong language BBFCinsight
Feature Length 224 minutes
Talk and Q&A 1hr, Interval 15mins, followed by the film.
The choice of film is particularly appropriate as she will be revisiting 17th-century Holland, where the first Talking Film, 'Girl with a Pearl Earring', was set, but this time with a different twist.
Whilst the picture 'The Goldfinch', around which this film is based, was painted by one of Johannes Vermeer's contemporaries in Delft, Joanna's discussion will not only provide background to this, but will delve into the darker world of art crime in the 20th and 21st century which features in Donna Tartt's novel.
She will also focus on the redemptive qualities of art as a force for healing and wellness.