15 May 2014

The Artist and the Model


Last night I watched Fernando Trueba's The Artist and Model (2012). It's a wonderful film that doesn't conform to expectations in many ways. Although the film shows a great deal of nudity (featuring the very alluring Spanish actress Aida Folch), there are no sex scenes. Although Folch is gorgeous, her figure is definitely not the typical cookie-cutter big breast, thin waist sort of beauty depicted in Hollywood. Although the story happens in the midst of WWII, the fighting is only peripheral to the main story line. The story centers on a sculptor's quest to convey an original vision of the sublime, which he equates with feminine form and nature. You should see this. Although its slow, it's somehow very engaging from the beginning to the end.

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