Chile, 25 min
A painter commissioned with a portrait of a large dog must find a compromise between his habits and those of the animal. The relationship between the image that the artist is trying to make concrete and the reality of its ceaseless movements makes this film a marvelous documentary comedy about the vanity of art. It is also a very fine essay on the solidarity and complicity between two living beings…
A Chilean painter has been commissioned with a portrait of a large mastiff, called “Cabezón” (big head). Alone with it in his studio, he must find a compromise between his own habits and those of the animal. The situation is not at all easy, as the act of painting, in principle, comes from a subject that poses and doesn’t move all the time. But in this unusual co-existence, the intentions of the painter and those of his model do not coincide. When one is ready by the canvas, the other finds his position uncomfortable and tries another one. The painter often has to invent tricks to tame it. Days and nights pass… Little by little, something settles. The creation can take shape. The relationship between the image that the artist is trying to keep in his head and the moving and turning reality makes this film an exceptional documentary comedy about the vanity of art and also a very fine essay on the solidarity and complicity that exists between two living beings.