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The Artist

(El artista)
Argentina / Italy, 2013
Duration: 
01:30

Directors: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn Producers: Alfredo Federico, Eduardo Costantini, León Ferrari Screenplay: Andrés Duprat Cinematographers: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn Editor: Santiago Ricci Music: Diego Blieffeld
Principal Cast: Sergio Pangaro, Alberto Laiseca, Andrés Duprat, Enrique Gagliesi

The high art world of Buenos Aires receives a biting, yet humorous take down in this satire. The story revolves around Jorge Ramírez, a nurse who works at a retirement home. After observing one of the residents compulsively drawing, he decides to steal the sketches and submit them to the art gallery as his own to see if they are worth anything. Before Jorge can say ‘art brut,’ he becomes the hottest artist on the scene. As he is catapulted to the top of the international art world, he must navigate through a throng of doting curators, collectors, and critics. No one suspects he is a fraud.

The art world is intrinsically a muddy territory, full of uncertainties and conflicting interests, a dynamic, wide open territory in eternal expansion. anDréS Duprat

Jorge Ramírez es enfermero en un hogar de ancianos. Después de observar a uno de los residentes quien compulsivamente realiza dibujos, Jorge decide tomarlos a una galería y presentarlos como propios para saber si tienen valor. Aún antes de que Jorge pueda decir ‘art brut,’, él se convierte en el artista de moda en la escena porteña. Mientras comienza a subir la escalera del éxito internacional, Jorge tiene que navegarse entre curadores, coleccionistas y críticos. Nadie sospecha que todo es fraude.

02-Sep-2012
4:00 pm|Simon Fraser University (SFU-V)
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Argentine filmmakers gastón duprat (b. 1969) and mariano Cohn (b. 1975) together have made more than 20 innovative film and video works. In collaboration with screenwriter Andrés Duprat (b. 1964), they have created three features: El artista, El hombre de al lado, and most recently, Querida voy a comprar cigarrillos y vuelvo. El artista was nominated for Best Film at the Mar del Plata Film Festival and won the Argentine Film Critics Association’s Silver Condor Award for Best Original Screenplay.