The Artist And The Model (El artista y la modelo)

The Artist And The Model (El artista y la modelo) Spain/France (2012) Dir. Fernando Trueba World War II might not be the first backdrop one immediately thinks of for a meditation on the beauty of art but that is what Spanish director Fernando Trueba presents to us with this thoughtful outing. Occupied France 1943 and … Continue reading The Artist And The Model (El artista y la modelo)

Camille Claudel 1915

Camille Claudel 1915 France (2013) Dir. Bruno Dumont Another overlooked figure from the French art world comes to my attention via a superbly made biopic, this time 19th century sculptor Camille Claudel, essayed here in an emotionally draining tour de force turn by the inestimable Juliette Binoche. Camille’s work was overshadowed by her affair with … Continue reading Camille Claudel 1915