Close to Vermeer (2023)

Much has been written, but little is known about Johannes Vermeer, painter of iconic paintings and crowd pleasers such as The Milkmaid and Girl with a Pearl Earring. His small oeuvre is almost everything he left behind. Dicht bij Vermeer (Close to Vermeer) follows Gregor Weber, a globally renowned Vermeer expert and flamboyant curator at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In the year before he retires, he works on his big dream: the largest Vermeer exhibition ever. Together with Weber, a number of Vermeer enthusiasts and experts go in search of what truly makes a Vermeer a Vermeer. Through new discoveries and by dissecting the work layer by layer, this film brings us closer to the painter to understand the decisions he made and the steps in his oeuvre.

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Summary Details
Domestic DistributorKino Lorber
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Domestic Opening$8,928
Earliest Release DateMarch 9, 2023 (Netherlands)
Running Time1 hr 19 min


AreaRelease DateOpeningGross
DomesticMay 26, 2023$8,928$178,761

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

AreaRelease DateOpeningGross
GermanyNov 9, 2023$102,549$422,579
NetherlandsMar 9, 2023$68,620$204,003

Asia Pacific

AreaRelease DateOpeningGross
New Zealand$409$683