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Monday, August 17, 2015

The Painting

The Painting  2011  119 minutes   I regret that I haven’t had time to watch or comment on many movies lately, but this is just too good to pass up.  An artist left a painting unfinished, and the people in the painting who weren’t finished want the artist to come back and complete the job.  There’s conflict between the arrogant and privileged figures who were finished and those who were only sketched in or at least need some degree of touching up.  The film is animated in beautiful colors.  Some of the characters are right out of Saturday morning cartoons, but some seem to have come off of Modigliani’s sketch pad.  The artist doesn’t come back -- he's old and only paints landscapes now -- but the incomplete figures discover a way to make themselves whole.  Did I mention the colors?  August 2015

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