Portrait of the Artist

Category: feature
Director: Antoine Barraud
Country: France
Year: 2014
Length: 127'
Production Status: completed


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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