Portrait of the artist

Directed By : Antoine Barraud

France / 2015 / 127 min

Technical Details :

Cast :

Bertrand Bonello, Jeanne Balibar, Géraldine Pailhas, Joana Preiss, Pascal Greggory, Nicolas Maury, Barbet Schroeder, Nathalie Boutefeu, Nâzim Boudjenah, Isild Le Besco

With the voice of : Charlotte Rampling

Produced By :

House of Fire – Vincent Wang, Cédric Walter, Antoine Barraud

Music By :

Bertrand Bonello

Language :

French

Festivals & Awards :

Festivals :

Official Selection – Berlin IFF 2015 (Forum)
Official Selection – CPH PIX FF
Official Selection – FFM Montreal
Official Selection – Vancouver IFF
Official Selection – Olhar de Cinema
Official Selection – Plein les Yeux
In Competition – Cambridge IFF
In Competition – Tubingen IFF
Official Selection – Ecrans d’Hiver
Official Selection – Lucca IFF Italy

Watch the Trailer :

Synopsis :

A re-known filmmaker is working on his next feature. He becomes obsessed with the idea of “monstrosity” as the central imagery around which the film will revolve and develop. He starts visiting museums to find the perfect painting that would illustrate this emotion. For that end, he hires an art historian and finds himself wrecked into the masterpieces of Francis Bacon, Léon Spilliaert, Caravaggio, Théodore Chasseriau, Hans Bellmer and many others. As the “monster” starts to take shape into his mind, a “monstrous” red stain starts growing on his back…

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