Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Directed by Pieter van Huystee

Year: 2016
Running Time: 89
Color Type: Color
Country: Netherlands
Language: English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian with English subtitles
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Crew
Writers Hans Dortmans and Pieter van Huystee
Directed by Pieter van Huystee


In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived his entire life in the city, causing uproar with his fantastical and utterly unique paintings in which hell and the devil always played a prominent role. In preparation for the exhibition, a team of Dutch art historians crisscrosses the globe to unravel the secrets of his art. They use special infrared cameras to examine the sketches beneath the paint, in the hope of discovering more about the artist's intentions. They also attempt to establish which of the paintings can be attributed with certainty to Bosch himself, and which to his pupils or followers. The experts shuttle between Den Bosch, Madrid and Venice, cutting their way through the art world's tangle of red tape, in a battle against the obstacle of countless egos and conflicting interests. Not every museum is prepared to allow access to their precious art works.

Reviews

“FASCINATING. Bosch’s images aresurreal, crazy, violent, sinister, astounding. They can make your eyes pop open in disturbed wonder. (The film) brings us literally closer to Bosch’s images than one could probably get in almost any museum… (it) offers a true immersion in his artistry.”
– Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“(Bosch’s) paintings, teeming with demons, creatures worthy of H.G. Wells’s ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ and surreal amalgams of all sorts, still strike awe… It’s a measure of Bosch’s imaginative genius that the imagery in works like The Garden of Earthly Delights outstrips in boldness many of the extreme digital fantasies in Hollywood horror films.”
– Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“An enthralling art detective story and a fascinating history lesson. There is not one boring moment in its 89 minute running time. There might not have been Dali or Geiger if it weren’t for Bosch. It’s a real delight to see his work up-close and personal, blown up on the big screen. Engrossing. A great watch.”
– Dustin Chang, Screen Anarchy

“The art museum is a multitudinous place of discovery in HIERONYMUS BOSCH: TOUCHED BY THE DEVIL. The doc is no mere appreciation piece, nor an advertisement for the sanctity or edifying calm of the museum space. Instead, it showcases the mechanism behind the exhibit that places curatorial efforts into fascinating light.”
– Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine



Awards

  • Official Selection, 2015 IDFA Film Festival

Press Kit

Hi-Res Poster

Hi-Res Images

Trailer Embed Code

Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu. Interested in bringing Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please visit our site or contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 19 2021 at 2:24pm
RT' @JimLNeibaur': One of the best silent film releases this year is ' @KinoLorber's' The Delicious Little Devil w/ Mae Murray & Rudolph Valen…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 19 2021 at 12:32pm
RT' @mosaicmag': A new collection of Yiddish films from' @KinoLorber' shows how the popular classics of the 1930s can be a special lens for und…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 19 2021 at 12:32pm
RT' @Slant_Magazine': Sergio Leone truly came into his own with the capper to his Man with No Name trilogy, and THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGL…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 19 2021 at 9:38am
🎧 Director Jeffrey Wolf and executive producer Sam Pollard discuss' @billtraylorfilm' on' @AllOfItWNYC'.' https://t.co/aUFkZYXWZ6'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 19 2021 at 9:36am
RT' @LaurasMiscMovie': Tonight's Movie: THE PRINCESS COMES ACROSS (1936) - A' @KinoLorber' Blu-ray Review' https://t.co/3nkl0aD4Qe' A lot of fun!…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 19 2021 at 9:35am
RT' @JonathanLSilver': In' @mosaicmag',' @MaratGrinberg' reviews' @KinoLorber’s' collection of classic Yiddish films. The collection situates viewe…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 19 2021 at 9:35am
RT' @DVDBeaver': Douglas Sirk's "Battle Hymn" Blu-ray - Rock Hudson' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/4yAcDmehtO' CAN:' https://t.co/Nbqt8tkhGE' BONU…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 18 2021 at 9:01pm
RT' @SIFFnews': The Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film goes to THERE IS NO EVIL directed by Mohammad Rasoulof (Germany/Czech Republic/ I…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 18 2021 at 7:08pm
RT' @letterboxd': "I'm a big fan; I like all sorts of genres. I do like an occasion to just switch my brain off and enjoy some mindless carna…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 18 2021 at 6:55pm
RT' @T_FUTURIST': Happy 41st anniversary to a very eccentric adventure movie.' https://t.co/dw4ELOX9Wp'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com