Portrait of the artist

Directed By : Antoine Barraud

France / 2015 / 127 min

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

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Festivals :

Berlin IFF – Official Selection – Forum

CPH PIX FF – Official Selection

FFM Montreal – Official Selection

Vancouver IFF – Official Selection

Olhar de Cinema – Official Selection

Plein les Yeux – Official Selection

Cambridge IFF – In Competition

Tubingen IFF – In Competition

Ecrans d’Hiver – Official Selection

Lucca IFF Italy – Official Selection

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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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