Prophecy

Directed by: Charlie Paul
UK | 87 minutes
world-premiere
best-documentary
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 1
Thu 27th Sep 18:30
Q&A with Charlie Paul (Director), Lucy Paul (Producer), Joby Gee (Editor)

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 2
Fri 28th Sep 15:00

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“Creating is an incredible journey that can open the door to a new universe”. PROPHECY is a rare, intimate exploration of a single oil painting, and the first major film to reveal the motive and techniques behind each stroke of paint as the artist creates. The audience is plunged into the artist’s obsessive mind - and from what starts as a blank canvas emerges Peter Howson’s monumental oil painting, PROPHECY.

Working from his imagination, the darkly comic Howson draws inspiration from world unrest, religious beliefs and mythology, utilising the techniques of his heroes, Goya, da Vinci and El Greco. We discover the intentions and difficulties that push him to create this ambitious, masterful, detailed painting, following every moment until the canvas is sold in New York. The film magnifies the apocalyptic world of Howson’s painting.
Runtime
87
Cast
Peter Howson - Himself (Artist)
Country
UK
Director(s)
Charlie Paul
Producer(s)
Lucy Paul
Executive Producer(s)
Lucy Paul
Alistair Currie
Ewan Angus (for BBC)
Mark Thomas (For Creative Scotland)
Screening Status
World Premiere
Strands: Features UK