The Artist and the Model

The Artist and the Model (2013)

Opened: 08/02/2013 Limited

Lincoln Plaza08/02/2013 - 08/22/201321 days
The Landmark08/02/2013 - 08/15/201314 days
Playhouse 708/09/2013 - 08/15/20137 days
Town Center 508/09/2013 - 08/15/20137 days

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Genre: French/Spanish Drama

Rated: R for sequences of graphic nudity.


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.

About the Director

Fernando Trueba is a multi-award-winning writer, director and producer, with a career spanning more than three decades in film, television, documentaries, theatre and music. Belle Epoque, starring ingenue Penelope Cruz, won both the Oscar and BAFTA for Foreign Language Film. Trueba enjoyed a brief flirtation with Hollywood with romantic comedy Two Much, starring Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith and Daryl Hannah, but he returned to his native Spain with films such as La Nina De Tus Ojos (The Girl Of Your Dreams), also starring Cruz, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and netted seven Goya awards. Trueba's Latin jazz documentary Calle 54 saw the birth of his collaboration and friendship with Javier Mariscal. In the concert film Blanco Y Negro he brought together Cuban-born musician Bebo Valdes and Spanish flamenco star Diego "El Cigala", winning the Latin Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video. His documentary filmed in Brazil, El Milagro De Candeal (Miracle Of Candeal), won two Goya awards. El Ano De Las Luces (Year Of Enlightenment, 1986) won a Goya as well as the Silver Bear in the Berlin Film Festival; The Mad Monkey (1989) won five Goya Awards; and El Embrujo De Shanghai (The Shanghai Spell, 2001) was winner of three Goyas, El Baile De La Victoria (The Dancer And The Thief) was Spain's submission to the 2010 Academy Awards, and received 10 Goya nominations. Trueba's last film, Chico and Rita, won the 2011 Goya Award for Best Feature Animation and was nominated for a 2012 Oscar for Best Animation Feature Film.

He began his career as the film critic of leading Spanish newspaper El Pais. Trueba's published works include his Dictionary Of Cinema.