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Fernando Trueba let 'Artist and the Model' ripen with age, as he has
Fernando Trueba let 'Artist and the Model' ripen with age, as he has

Spanish filmmaker Fernando Trueba had to grow older before he felt ready to direct "The Artist and the Model," which opens Friday. Not long after he won the foreign language film Oscar in 1994 for "Belle Epoque," Trueba began thinking about doing a film about an artist in the winter of his life who is inspired by a new model to create his masterpiece. In something of an understatement, Trueba confessed during a phone interview from New York that he's not the "kind of guy who has an idea and then starts working the next day on it. I have many ideas and let them grow in my mind. Some of them just vanish and some of them grow and finally get made." In...

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