la-ca-0826-klimt.1-jmw48xkn
8 Images

John Malkovich as Gustav Klimt

la-ca-0826-klimt.1-jmw48xkn
“Klimt” begins as the artist is dying of syphilis in 1918 and proceeds in hallucinatory fashion through the last 18 years of his life. (Bernhard Berger / Outsider Pictures)
la-ca-0826-klimt.2-jmw49bkn
Saffron Burrows and John Malkovich in “Klimt.” (Bernhard Berger / Outsider Pictures)
la-ca-0826-klimt.3-jmw4atkn
Ina Kopp in a scene from “Klimt.” (Bernhard Berger / Outsider Pictures)
la-ca-0826-klimt.4-jmw49zkn
Saffron Burrows portrays Klimt’s muse, Lea de Castro. (Bernhard Berger / Outsider Pictures)
la-ca-0826-klimt.5-jmw47ikn
Veronica Ferres as Klimt’s longtime partner, Emilie Floge. (Bernhard Berger / Outsider Pictures)
la-ca-0826-klimt.6-jmw487kn
Nikolai Kinski portrays painter Egon Schiele in the film. (Bernhard Berger / Outsider Pictures)
la-ca-0826-klimt.7-jmw47vkn
John Malkovich and Saffron Burrows. To evoke the golden, swirling surfaces of Gustav Klimt’s images, writer-director Raul Ruiz used a range of low-tech effects, including some that the painter himself used to create his visually fractured imagery. (Bernhard Berger / Outsider Pictures)
la-ca-0826-klimt.8-idkikbkf
Malkovich initially turned down the role but changed his mind because of Ruiz’s involvement. (Outsider Pictures)
1/8