El artista y la modelo (The Artist and the Model)
El artista y la modelo (The Artist and the Model) (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

This film has its own nature, almost its own reality. The sudden finish almost seems meant to make it our responsibility to comprehend the whole.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

"The Artist and the Model" is a contemplative ode to creativity and imagination.

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Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net

It's a luminous exploration into art and the human condition.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

That old arthouse chestnut, about the restorative power of naked young women, gets another outing in this pretty but superficial musing on the creative process.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

It is about inspiration and beauty, of course - and Folch, as a vagabond who escaped from a Spanish refugee camp, is certainly inspiring and beautiful.

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Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly

Shot in stately black and white, as if overeager to mitigate any hint of prurience.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The film's insights about beauty are ... superficial. They amount to such commonplace observations as the fact that no two leaves are alike.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Partly about the importance of fresh observation, the film has little new to say about life, inspiration or art.

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

For anyone who has actually created something -- or been frustrated by their inability to do so -- Fernando Trueba's film stands to offer a dose of quiet resonance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"The Artist and the Model" starts with Lea(Claudia Cardinale) noticing Merce(Aida Folch) sleeping in a doorway in occupied France. It turns out that… More