Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

"Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye offers insight into the artistic process documenting a man who approached photography with one simple directive: To seize the moment."
- San Francisco Bay Guardian

Heinz Butler's Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye is a mature, evocative biography of the man considered to the the greatest photographer of the last centure and the grandfather of photojournalism. Interviews with Cartier-Bresson himself, Isabelle Huppert, Arthur Miller and other cultural luminaries are woven into this indelible portrait of an icon of both photography and the world.

"For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to “give a meaning” to the world, one has to feel involved in what one frames through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry. It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression."
-Henri Cartier-Bresson


Film Info

  • Directors: Heinz Bütler
  • Writers: Heinz Bütler
  • Producers: Heinz Bütler, Agnes Sire, Wolfgang Frei
  • Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, French, Italian
  • Region: Region 1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Palm Pictures / Umvd
  • DVD Release Date: February 14, 2006
  • Run Time: 72 minutes