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The Artist and the Model

Director: Fernando Trueba

Country:  France, Spain

Year of Production:  2012

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Synopsis

In a secluded French border town during the Nazi occupation of WWII, an ageing artist, Marc Cros (Jean Rochefort), is once again inspired to pick up his tools after his wife Lea (Claudia Cardinale) brings home a refugee on the run from Franco’s Spain, the beautiful but naïve Merce (Aida Folch). Amidst his peaceful, hilltop idyll, an unlikely friendship develops between the young girl, just starting out in life, and the old man who senses his end is approaching.

Directed by the Oscar-Winning Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque, Chico & Rita) and starring Jean Rochefort in a quietly magnetic central performance, THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL is a deeply moving meditation on the artistic process and the very nature of humanity. With sumptuous black and white cinematography and a memorable supporting role from 60s screen beauty Claudia Cardinale, THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL is an unforgettable tale of life and love, sacrifice and devotion.

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Cast

Starring:  Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch, Claudia Cardinale, Chus Lampreave

Credits

Director: Fernando Trueba

Writer(s):  Jean-Claude Carrière & Fernando Trueba

Producers:  Anne Deluz, Cristina Huete

Editor:  Marta Velasco

Cinematographer:  Daniel Vilar

Production Details

Country:  France, Spain

Year of Production:  2012

Language:  French

Subtitles: 

  • English

Duration:  104 minutes

Original aspect ratio:  2.35:1

Certificate: 

Genre(s): 

  • Drama

Theatrical Release Date:  13 September 2013

DVD Release Date:  25th November 2013

Reviews

David Parkinson, EMPIRE

"an impeccably played gem, whose ideas are as potent as its imagery"

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David Parkinson, EMPIRE

David Gritten, DAILY TELEGRAPH

"beautiful"

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David Gritten, DAILY TELEGRAPH

Kevin Maher, THE TIMES SATURDAY REVIEW

"Picture perfect"

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Kevin Maher, THE TIMES SATURDAY REVIEW

Hannah Lack, DAZED AND CONFUSED

"beautifully shot and quietly powerful "

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Hannah Lack, DAZED AND CONFUSED

Nicholas Barber, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

"a sparkling, soul-brightening gem"

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Nicholas Barber, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

RADIO TIMES

"The performances and visuals are superb…"

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RADIO TIMES

Chris Buckle, THE SKINNY

"a stately triumph"

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Chris Buckle, THE SKINNY

Geoffrey Macnab, THE INDEPENDENT

"beguilling"

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Geoffrey Macnab, THE INDEPENDENT

Allan Hunter, DAILY EXPRESS

"a mature, touching reflection on the eternal bonds between art and life."

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Allan Hunter, DAILY EXPRESS


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