Yuppy Mark works at the New York stock exchange, a career that's making him rich but not happy. The Metropolitan Museum is his place of refuge; as often as he can, he goes there to look at the paintings by Vermeer. One day, he sees a woman in one of the galleries who looks like the women in Vermeer's work. Intrigued, he follows her. She turns out to be a French actress who is having difficulty making ends meet. Hesitantly, she agrees to meet him, and later on in their relationship, she still sees him principally as a source of income. Until it comes to an abrupt end.

All the Vermeers in New York is the story of an impossible love between two people from different milieus in a city which we see almost entirely through interiors, but which is nevertheless a prominent presence. Art seems to be the only pure point of reference in the midst of the capitalist rat race. Thanks to its digital restoration by Eye Filmmuseum, this playful film can be enjoyed as fresh as it was thirty years ago.

Filmmaker
Jon Jost
Country
USA
Year
1990
Medium
DCP
Length
90’
Language
English, French
Producer
Jon Jost, Henry S. Rosenthal
Sales
Jon Jost
Writer
Jon Jost
Cinematography
Jon Jost
Editor
Jon Jost
Sound Design
Jon Jost
Music
Jon A. English
Cast
Emmanuelle Chaulet, Stephen Lack, Gracie Mansion, Catherine Bean, Grace Phillips, Laurel Kiefer, Roger Ruffin