By Martín RIWNYJ


Thriller - Development 2019

Vladimir is an internationally recognized plastic artist; whose talent and fame are eclipsed after the death of one of his artist friends. After months of seclusion, the inspiration returns, upon discovering that Margot, his live model, dies suddenly while he is painting her.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Black comedy
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Martín RIWNYJ
    • Writer(s)
    • Martín RIWNYJ
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • VLADIMIR is an internationally recognised plastic artist. He is passionate, extrovertive, eccentric. Throughout his work, an authentic author's stamp is reflected, his paintings are permanently exhibited in various galleries and art museums around the world. MARGOT, his model, his muse, is largely responsible for that success.
      As a recognized and revered plastic artist, Vladimir finds himself, most of his time, surrounded by his friends, plastic artists as well (not quite talented as him). Parties, outings, bars, women, make up the daily life of our hero.

      But the unexpected happens; the accidental death of RAULITO, one of the group’s founding artists, generates in Vladimir a change in his character and his way of seeing the world. Vladimir begins to get fed up with that "dolce vita"; he wraps up in himself and takes refuge in his atelier like a hermit.

      As time passes, all the art and beauty that Margot gave to Vladimir's art, begins to empty. Both Vladimir’s mind and canvas remain blank. As if talent itself had been eclipsed.

      Fame, art, money, parties ... friends, they all disappear. Vladimir, no longer wanting to continue with his work, decides to try to paint Margot for the last time.

      He places the frame on the lectern, squeeze the oil knobs on the palette ... but his hand can’t give a proper brushstroke. Frustrated, he starts smoking, forgetting about the world. And suddenly the catastrophe unleashes: Margot, posing on the platform, suddenly stops breathing. Her white complexion, her posture, the fear, the unknown, all that lugubrious situation of having his dead muse in front of him, all of this awaken in Vladimir something that surprises and invades him, a new and powerful force, as if that which had just left Margot now belonged to him. Possessed, attacks with brush in hand and the white canvas begins to fill with colors.
      So he works without stopping for days without end ...
      One, two, ten, twenty masterpieces.
      The genius has risen.
      The promise of exhibitions, money, fame, everything comes back overnight. Although for Vladimir all this is secondary as other problems arise: Ice, chloroform, tarpaulins, are some of the tools that Vladimir uses to keep Margot's body from rotting and thus keeping his source of inspiration intact for this new series of masterpieces.

      The deceased model, will represent in Vladimir a trip towards the unknown, where Margot will not be the last one that poses for him in those particular conditions; Death will preside over the models’ platform a few more times, and the artist will be locked in a path of lies, passion, and death, where, sooner or later, what he bases his new creative impetus on will be revealed.

      However, the sudden appearance of a girl in his life will lead him to rethink the sense of returning to a life filled only by superficial pleasures. The world has not yet seen his best: Vladimir will surprise everyone with his last great masterpiece.
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