Far Out Isn't Far Enough - The Tomi Ungerer Story

13/12/2013
  |  Book Tickets: 15/02/2013
  |  98 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Documentary about controversial award-winning French artist, illustrator and children's author Tomi Ungerer. Having lived through the Second World War and witnessed first-hand the Nazi occupation of France, Tomi has developed a keen eye for social injustice which he has highlighted in his artwork over the years. At the same time as being a celebrated children's author and illustrator, Tomi attracted controversy in the 1970s due to his foray into erotic illustrations which led to his other work being withdrawn from American libraries. Now, Tomi splits his time between Ireland and his native France while managing to maintain a sense of humour about his career. Through archive footage and conversations with the man himself, film-maker Brad Bernstein gives an insight into the daily life and work of one of the world's most neglected artists.