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.
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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