The Artist and the Model
- 1 hr 44 min
The Artist and the Model is a film that begs the viewers to bathe in the beauty of the natural world, and the fact that it isn't able to be replicated. The film is based on the relationship of French painter-sculptor Marc Cros and Mercè, the stray beauty who he uses as a model in 1943 occupied France. The film is shot in a fashion so that the details are able to be picked up on by the viewers. The camera hangs on the young woman's body as she poses nude, while it also hangs on the scenery and the environment. Viewers are drawn into the film because of the details, which is crucial for a film focused on the beauty of art, and of the world. Cros grows as an artist, and Mercè grows as a woman as the film progresses. But it is the clashing of spirituality and real world terror that is the final ingredient in the film.