United States 2015, 96 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

Peggy Guggenheim was more than just an art collector. A black sheep in a family of eccentric billionaires, she managed to emerge as a major influence in the international art scene. She was young, inexperienced, and neurotic. She lacked a formal education and was constantly subjected to criticism and ridicule. Still, Guggenheim stubbornly refused to let go of the two great loves of her life: sex and surrealism. Her collection of lovers – Samuel Beckett, Jackson Pollock, and Max Ernst, among others – was no less spectacular than her collection of paintings, the best of which she acquired in Europe and smuggled to America right under the Nazis’ noses. The film skips between the bohemian art salons of New York, Paris, London, and Venice with the same passion, sadness, and emotional turmoil that marked Peggy Guggenheim’s life.

Previous Festivals: Tribeca

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Director & Script: Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Production: Dan Braun, Stanley F. Buchthal, David Koh, Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Editing: Bernadine Colish, Jed Parker
Soundtrack: Steven Argila
World Sales: Hanway Films (info@hanwayfilms.com)

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The director has been immersed in the world of fashion and art for the past 25 years. Her first book "Diana Vreeland:The eye has to travel" was accompanied by her directorial debut of the documentary of the same name in 2011.