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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Jean Rochefort
Claudia Cardinale
Aida Folch
Directors
Fernando Trueba
Screenwriters
Jean-Claude Carrière
Fernando Trueba
Running Time
105 minutes

The Artist And The Model
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The Artist And The Model

Plot
A creatively stifled artist in Nazi-occupied France, aging sculpter Marc Cros (Rochefort) finds his passion rekindled by the arrival of a new muse, Mercè (Folch), a Spanish refugee. Needless to say, his wife (Cardinale) doesn't share his new enthusiasm.


Verdict
Shot in magisterial black-and-white, veteran director Trueba's drama is a welcome return from the Belle Epoque man.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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