Director. Daniele Thompson
Writer Emile Zola is born into poverty and as a schoolboy, he is taken under the wing of wealthy and charismatic classmate, Paul Cezanne. Over the years, their celebrity blossoms and, by 1888, Zola is a world-famous author, living in Medan, while Cezanne is beginning to establish himself as a Post-Impressionist painter. As the trajectories of their careers alter, lifelong friendship is tested by competitiveness and jealousy.