In 1943 an old sculptor and his wife live in a small town on the border between occupied France and Franco's Spain. 80 year-old Marc Cros has not sculpted for years; disillusioned by two world wars, the artist has lost all faith in art, life and humanity. But when his wife Lea finds a Spanish woman, Merce, on the run from Franco's army and offers her the chance to live in the artist's studio, Marc inadvertently finds himself with an attractive young model for what will be his last sculpture. ...
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play In 1943 an old sculptor and his wife live in a small town on the border between occupied France and Franco&39;s Spain 80 year-old Marc Cros has not sculpted for years; disillusioned by two world wars the artist has lost all faith in art life and humanity But when his wife Lea finds a Spanish woman Merce on the run from Franco&39;s army and offers her the chance to live in the artist&39;s studio Marc inadvertently finds himself with an attractive young model for what will be his last sculpture In the quiet of his mountain workshop the artist and the model talk simply and openly about life and the world around them Slowly a beautiful relationship develops between the young girl just starting out in life and the old man who senses his end is approaching Fernando Trueba (director of Oscar-winning BELLE EPOQUE and Oscar-nominated CHICO AND RITA) collaborates with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière to present this exquisite tale of a quest for beauty and artistic inspiration Sumptuously shot in black and white by Cinematographer Daniel Vilar and with captivating performances from Jean Rochefort Aida Folch Claudia Cardinale and Chus Lampreave THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL is a delicately crafted contemplation on life death and art that won Trueba the Best Director award at San Sebastian Film Festival Actors Jean Rochefort Aida Folch & Claudia Cardinale Director Fernando Trueba Certificate 15 years and over Year 2012
Contemplative drama directed by Fernando Trueba. Marc Cros (Jean Rochefort), an aging artist living in Nazi-occupied France has struggled with his art in later years but his creative flair and passion is reignited when his wife introduces him to wandering refugee Merce (Aida Folch). Quickly becoming Cros's muse, Merce is taken in by the family and an understanding develops between the artist and his new model. But when Merce decides to help an anti-fascist resistance fighter escape to Spain, there are larger implications for the wider community as well as Cros's work...