The Artist and The Model
El Artista y la modelo
Directed by FERNANDO TRUEBA
Oscar winner Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) delivers an exquisitely crafted reflection on the “big three” – life, death and art – in The Artist And The Model (El Artista y la modelo), co-scripted by the director and Jean-Claude Carriere and starring the ever-compelling Jean Rochefort in one of the title roles (the artist, not the model). Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Lea in the south of France, safe from the War that rages in the distance. He seems to have reached the end of his life and of his art. One day, Léa gives shelter to a beautiful young Spanish political refugee named Mercè. Marc soon understands that the girl, who agrees to pose for him, inspires him and that he has no choice but to embark on this last artistic (and sensual) adventure.
“Highly seductive and exquisitely crafted. A film never anything less than a pleasure towatch.” -Fionnuala Halligan Screen Daily.
Fernando Trueba (born 18 January 1955 in Madrid) is a Spanish book editor, screenwriter, film director and film and music producer.He worked as a film critic for Spain’s leading daily newspaper El Pais. In 1980, He founded and edited the monthly film magazine Casablanca, He is the author of Diccionario, Plot and the editor of Diccionario del Jazz Latino (SGAE, 1998). He won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with Belle Époque in 1994, the Goya Award as Best Director three times and a Silver Bear for Year of Enlightment at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival
Producer: Fernando Trueba
Screenwriter: Jean-Claude Carrière, Fernando Trueba
Cinematographer: Daniel Vilar
Editor: Marta Velasco
Cast: Jean Rochefort, Claudia Cardinale, Aida Folch
Precedes: The Artist and The Model