The Artist and the Model Movie

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Summer of 1943. In an occupied France, not far away from the Spanish border, a famous old sculptor who is tired of life and wars finds the desire to work on his last masterpiece when a beautiful young Spanish girl comes knocking after escaping a refugee camp in the South of France.

Who's Involved:

Claudia Cardinale, Fernando Trueba, Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch

Release Date:

Friday, August 2, 2013 (Limited)

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 45 m

Plot: What's the story about?

In German occupied France of 1943, an elderly sculptor and his wife live in a small town close to the Spanish border. Several years have passed since the 80 year old artist Marc Cros (Jean Rochfort) stopped sculpting. He has lived through two wars and is disillusioned by the world around him. One day his wife (Claudia Cardinale) brings home a young woman she sees in the streets. Her name is Merce (Aida Folch) and she is on the run from Franco’s army. The couple offer to shelter her in the sculptor’s workshop. While she is there, she models for what will be the last work by Cros. Slowly, a beautiful friendship is born between the young woman, whose life is just beginning, and the old man, who senses that his end is near.

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A look at the The Artist and the Model behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Fernando Trueba last directed The Queen of Spain and Chico & Rita. The film's writer Fernando Trueba last wrote The Queen of Spain.

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Key Facts

  1. "A quietly beautiful rumination on mortality and artistic inspiration that will delight patient, older audiences". –Neil Youngre, The Hollywood Reporter

Filming Timeline

On or about May 6, 2013, the film was in Completed status.

The Artist and the Model Release Date: When was it released?

The Artist and the Model was released in 2013 on Friday, August 2, 2013 (Limited release). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including 2 Guns, The Spectacular Now and Top Cat.


When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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