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Portrait of an Artist

Simon Krietem | 2019 | UK | 23

Unravelling the stories behind some of the most evocative portrait paintings ‘Portrait of an Artist’ brings together artist and sitter, who talk about their deeply personal experiences behind the paintings. Exploring the fabric of their insecurities around self-doubt, body image, depression, we learn how the process of portraiture allows both the artist and sitter to go on a journey of discovery.

Production Company: Lonely Leap
Producer: Sara Archer
Cinematographer: Simon Krietem and Benson Neilan
Music: Erased Tapes and Artlist

Director Biography

Simon Kreitem comes from the explicit world of photojournalism and in his documentary filmmaking brings with him an ability to cut through to the core of any story.

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