2001-2010ArgentinaArthouseDramaMariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat

Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat – El Artista aka The Artist (2008)

Jorge (Sergio Pángaro), a 40-year-old man, single, shy and circumspect, works as a nurse in a geriatric house. There, he looks after Romano (Alberto Laiseca), an old man who hardly walks and does not speak, with a special attention.
Jorge regularly keeps paper rolls with drawings. With Polo’s help (Diego Perdomo), a photographer neighbor of his, he makes a folder with these paintings, which together with a brief resume, he presents in a prestigious art gallery. To his surprise, these works are considered of great value and originality, and a few months later a successful exhibition makes this nurse suddenly get into the world of art and he starts to be a well-known artist.
He gives up his job as a nurse and takes Romano to live with him. It is only then when the spectator finds out that it is this last one who makes the drawings. Jorge looks after him with affection; he helps him and buys him all the necessary elements for him to go on drawing.
Gradually, he changes his social condition, his way of dressing and his general appearance, while he transforms his apartment with a more modern and elegant style.
Among the persons with whom he relates are Losada (Enrique Gagliesi), the owner of the art gallery who discovers him, rich and with an overbearing personality; Ana (Ana Laura Loza), a young girl interested in art with whom he starts a love affair; Emiliano (Andrés Duprat), an elegant professor and art curator who will be his adviser and almost a friend.
In a moment, when Jorge is asked to produce a bigger amount of work for a more important exhibition, the old man stops drawing. After unsuccessfully trying to stimulate him and under the gallery owner’s pressure, he tries to copy his style and to make his own drawings, but although they do not notice the difference, the pictures fail to convince.
Suddenly, in a sort of trance, Romano starts to paint his previous works covering them in black; this makes Jorge, who up to the moment had been trying to keep up appearances, loose hopes. By chance, Emiliano sees the drawings and thinks they are amazing and when they are exhibited they happened to be very much praised by the experts.
Things get worse when the international gallery owners discover him as a new promise of South American art and propose him to continue his work in an international level, with extremely higher incomes, but for that he has to move to Rome.

1.28GB | 1h 31mn | 704×400 | mkv


Subtitles:English and Spanish


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