Directed by Delphine Deloget • Documentary • 2020 • 26 minutes
This documentary series tells the story of intimate and tumultuous love stories in the context of art history. Each of the couples in this collection answer the same questions: is love compatible with creation? Can artists reveal themselves through romantic passion? Does love bring a renewed energy to art?
Lucy Schwob was a writer, poet and photographer. She also went by the name of Claude Cahun, a multifaceted activist and artist whose background defied traditional labels. Suzanne Malherbe was an illustrator, graphic designer and photographer, who went by the name of Marcel Moore. Two women with exceptional personalities: resistant, gay, surrealist. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe’s story was one of an ardent love between two women with heroic destinies, united through life and death.