The version I saw ran 1 hour and 48 minutes. I've read there are shorter versions. If you can find a DVD of Les Amants de Montparnasse, get that nearly 2-hour version I saw. The film was dedicated to director Max Ophüls (Le Ronde, The Earrings of Madame de..., Letter from an Unknown Woman and Lola Montés). He died during production. Jacques Becker took over the direction of the 1958 release. Anouk Aimée is delicate, lovely and devoted as Jeanne. The star, Gérard Philipe, died in 1959.
Noted film critics may have mixed feelings on the film. But, as an average movie lover, Philipe's performance touched my heart.
Here are samples of Modigliani's famous artwork.
I salute all of you who dare to be artists, who dare to illuminate and to inspire wonder.