DVD, Digital Release: Bosch: The Garden of Dreams

Digital Release Date: May 14, 2019, DVD Release Date: May 14, 2019
Price: DVD $16.59
Studio: Film Movment

A mystery within a mystery, the painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights” is the most famous and intriguing work by Early Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch. An artist who is as much as an enigma as his highly symbolic and detail-rich paintings, in 2017 the world celebrated his 500th anniversary.

Through unique exclusive access granted by the Prado Museum – such as witnessing the processes of X-raying and restoring the painting – the 2016 documentary Bosch: The Garden of Dreams from director  José Luis López-Linares seeks to answer centuries-old questions about the painter and painting, as well as to explain the inspiration both have had on artists, writers, philosophers and musicians through the years.

Interviewees in the documentary include such notable figures as Orhan Pamuk, Renee Fleming, William Christie, Philippe de Montebello, Ludovico Einaudi, John Eliot Gardiner and Salman Rushdie, who says “You could write a novel about this painting very easily. A novel with a thousand stories.”

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.