La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

Directed by Jacques Rivette

The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on a countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start again the work on a painting he long ago stopped: La Belle Noiseuse. And he wants Marianne as model.

Surprisingly watchable. Marred by mannered acting from all the actresses, although this is somewhat unsurprising as, well, the women are props to the men at a narrative level as well.