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Rembrandt: Fathers and Sons


Rated: G

Availability: In stock



Language: English

Running Time: 53 minutes

Number of Discs: 1



The film is set in 1614 when Rembrandt (Tom McCamus) is the portrait painter of choice for Amsterdam's bourgeoisie thanks in part to his well-connected and beautiful young wife Saskia (Kari Matchett). However, he finds himself less challenged by portraits of the rich and famous, so he indulges himself by purchasing art and other rare and beautiful objects for his collection. Rembrandt becomes caught up in the trails of his young neighbour Samuel (Mitchell Rothpan), who is locked in a fierce adolescent rebellion against his father, the respected Rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel (Paul Hecht). Samuel refuses to become a scholar like his father. As a compromise, Rembrandt and the pregnant Saskia, propose that Samuel become a studio apprentice while he waits for word from his uncle and a ship to take him to the New World.

The arrangement brings an unexpected surprise when Rembrandt learns that the boy's true talent lies in the art of printing.

Through his friendship with Rembrandt, Samuel has found his future vocation and the courage to accept his family heritage. Samuel's struggle also reveals to Rembrandt how constrained he feels by artistic conventions. In the end, he follows his heart, and dares to transform a formal set into a dramatic tableau of a moment in history in The Nightwatch.

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Devine is an award-winning Canadian-based developer, producer and distributor of high-quality feature films based on historical and timeless stories. The Company's intention is to produce positive and meaningful films that emphasize human values and focus on art, inspiration, and personal expression and simultaneously entertain and educate its principal audience of children from ages six to fourteen years old. The Company's productions are designed to make viewing films a compelling family activity that encourages intellectual interaction. The Company's films have been honored with over 110 international awards, including five Emmy Awards and five Gemini Awards.