The female lead is shown nude as she is painted. The nudity is completely non-sexual and is no different than what one would encounter on a trip to any art museum or art gallery.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


I went to the dormitory next door to borrow an ultimatum. I accidentally brought an extra picture of uninhibited beauty and put it aside. I didn’t bother to look at it. I thought it would be a dull, erotic and experimental French film. In addition, I had no concept at all. One morning, the class was cancelled, the French foreign teacher went to Cambodia, and the dormitory was not powered off, so when he knew nothing about the video and had no expectations, he began to watch a two-hour long film.

The story about painting and women itself attracted me. The story in the video takes place in the castle of an old painter. The hot summer in southern France, the quiet and cool castle and the young and sexy beauty awakened the long dried up creative passion of the old painter. A world-renowned work may be born in the cooperation between the painter and the model as everyone expected. Models and painters, women and art, how will this film interpret this classic, attractive, vulgar and profound theme?

At the beginning of the video, the long lazy sunshine in the summer in southern France, the way the heroine walks barefoot in a dress and sandals, are telling you that this is not a film to please the audience, but what the director and author want to say. This way of speaking is typical of the European temperament of leisurely, serious and elegant, killing without blood.

As soon as the heroine entered the old painter’s castle, she felt a certain uneasiness. She said to her boyfriend, “I think something is going to happen. Trust me.” This uneasy premonition without evidence is a woman’s intuition. She feels that she is in a dangerous situation. The posture of holding her arms is a psychological reaction to try to protect herself and resist being plundered. There is no suspense, no violence, but calm. There is a turbulent undercurrent under the lake. The whole video is psychologically taut, which makes you breathe depressed.

Marian became an old painter’s model, which was not her intention at first. When she knew that her boyfriend, painter and old painter decided to use her as a model to complete their expected paintings after discussion, she showed anger and resistance. Obviously, this beautiful woman with sexy body and full of youth is also a woman with a strong sense of autonomy. When she discussed the fate of women with the castle hostess, that is, the painter’s former model, she obviously did not agree with the painter’s wife’s choice of completely giving up herself and attaching her life to her husband. She thinks her mind is strong and women should have their own.

Marian gradually became active in the painter’s creation because she was attracted by the charm of painting. Men love to create miracles, while women instinctively like to help miracles happen. She gave up her vigilance and fell into the adventure. (think of Beiming Shengong HA) in the process of their creation, there are also worries of their wife, jealousy of their boyfriend and subtle emotional undercurrent. However, in the end, nothing happened, and even the expected painting didn’t really appear. I only saw the bright red background when the old painter sealed it into the studio wall, and the eyes of model Marian when she saw her portrait and her haggard after being painted. “Good work, the canvas should be bloody.” Think of the theory that the old painter said before, you can imagine the breathtaking of this famous work. Finally, the painter showed only another work, a light blue background, a woman’s back, no face. (too concise for me to understand). In the bright sunshine of the outdoor lawn, everyone seemed to breathe a sigh of relief. The tacit smile between his wife and husband, the painter and the painter began to discuss the price, the confusion of his boyfriend’s youth, and Marian’s uneasiness.

“Good work, the canvas should be bloody.” When I saw three men talking about using Marian as a model, I didn’t know whether the female audience would have a sense of resistance like me at that time. What is a woman in a man’s eyes? Especially those artists and creators. They will worship women, praise women, appreciate women, take women as the inspiration and source of creation, and call it “eternal women, guide mankind to rise.” However, women are not equal to them after all. They regard them as the object of drawing creative inspiration, absorb the essence from them and meet their artistic dreams. For them, what matters is not the person herself, but the beauty she symbolizes, the artistic creation that her beauty helps him complete, and satisfies his desire and pleasure of creation. They think they are God. And women? She is in a position of being plundered. In each other’s absorption and re creation of beauty, she is also silently consuming her youth, beauty and life. When I was a child, I thought I saw an article called “soul snatching” written by Sanmao. It said that in the Sahara desert, the local people were afraid of being photographed. They thought that while being photographed, their souls were photographed by the film in the black box. This story has a moral meaning here, which can explain the relationship between women and creation.

For example, the painter’s wife, who used to be his model, completely gave up her studies and future in order to follow him. Now she lives in seclusion in the castle with the old painter and lives a peaceful life in the mountains for a long time. She enjoys making animal specimens at leisure. Her body and appearance seem to have been liposuction by time. You can see that she used to be a beauty. Maybe she has a plump body and bright face like Marian today, but now she is old and has become his wife. The old painter can no longer find creative enthusiasm from her. She doesn’t feel lonely and helpless, It’s not that I don’t know that my life and blood have been cruelly plundered.

Her favorite specimen making is just corresponding to the painter’s creation. In the process of making animals into specimens, she is also draining a fresh life, draining their life that should have survived and died in nature, stitching, antiseptic and binding them, in order to preserve their beauty in full bloom and try to achieve some eternity. At the same time, what about the birds themselves? It has no free life to soar in the sky. Specimen making is a bloody and cruel art that realizes solidification at the cost of flesh and blood life.

The film is not what I thought was a dull film of posturing. The director has a serious attitude, elegant technique and strong European flavor. I don’t recommend this film that I saw by chance, because it’s not very good-looking when evaluated by all kinds of good film elements. At my rookie level, I can’t understand it. I just feel a little depressed after reading, because what I see is a kind of cruelty, the cruelty of men to women and art to life. After viewing the above points, my feelings are inevitably superficial. I’ll share them for the purpose of throwing a brick and attracting jade:)

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