The Artist and the Model

The Artist and the Model (French: L'artiste et son modèle) is a 2012 French-language Spanish drama film directed by Fernando Trueba and written by Trueba and Jean-Claude Carrière. In 2012, Fernando Trueba was nominated for the Golden Shell and won the Silver Shell for Best Director at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. The year after, the film was nominated for 13 categories in the 27th Goya Awards, including Best Film and Best Director.

The Artist and the Model
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promotional poster
Directed byFernando Trueba
Produced byAngélica Huete
Written byFernando Trueba
Jean-Claude Carrière
StarringJean Rochefort
Aida Folch
CinematographyDaniel Vilar
Edited byMarta Velasco
Fernando Trueba P.C.
Bonne Pioche
Release date
  • 23 September 2012 (2012-09-23) (2012 SSIFF)
  • 2 August 2013 (2013-08-02) (United States)
Running time
104 minutes


In the summer of 1943 in occupied France, a famous sculptor, tired of life, finds a desire to return to work with the arrival of a young Spanish woman who has escaped from a refugee camp and becomes his muse.



List of awards and nominations
Award Category Nominee Result
2012 San Sebastián International Film Festival Golden Seashell Fernando Trueba Nominated
Silver Shell for Best Director Fernando Trueba Won
27th Goya Awards Best Film Fernando Trueba Nominated
Best Director Fernando Trueba Nominated
Best Actor Jean Rochefort Nominated
Best Actress Aida Folch Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Chus Lampreave Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Fernando Trueba and Jean-Claude Carrière Nominated
Best Cinematography Daniel Vilar Nominated
Best Editing Marta Velasco Nominated
Best Art Direction Pilar Revuelta Nominated
Best Production Supervision Angélica Huete Nominated
Best Sound Pierre Gamet, Nacho Royo-Villanova and Eduardo García Castro Nominated
Best Costume Design Lola Huete Nominated
Best Makeup and Hairstyles Sylvie Imbert and Noé Montés Nominated

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