Nude is an upcoming American drama film written and directed by Mike Figgis. The film stars David Fincher, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Downey Jr., and Jennifer Aniston. The film tells the story of a photographer (Fincher) who is hired to take pictures of a nude model (Aniston). The film follows the photographer as he explores the model's body and the impact his photographs have on their relationship. It is set to be released in 2021. Nude is Figgis' first feature film since his 2000 drama Timecode. He has since directed several documentaries and television series, including the drama series The Red Road and the documentary The Lost Sons of Africa. Nude has been praised for its cast and subject matter. The film has been described as a bold exploration of art and sexuality, and has garnered positive reviews from critics. The film has been compared to other films about artists and their subjects, such as Vincente Minnelli's Lust for Life and Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock. In addition to its theatrical release, Nude will also be released in select theaters and on digital platforms such as iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, and Google Play. Nude has been
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“Drawn to Light” surveys the superlative career of John Craxton (1922–2009), an English painter in love with the Aegean. Craxton’s teenage years devoted to studying Picasso and drawing nudes in Paris were curtailed by war in 1939, when he was summoned to blacked-out England. Poor physical health halted his prospects of conscription: In the ink-and-watercolor Poet in Landscape, 1941, he drew himself next to an oak whose branches, turned into a war-machine, stab leaves while legions of war prisoners march nearby; reading Blake under a bomber’s moon, the artist is a sitting duck for Hitler’s