An almost deserted museum, a guard wearing high heels, a cinephile thief and a Monet painting.



In September 2000, Robert Z. was given permission by the National Museum in Poznań, Poland, to make a replica of Claude Monet's painting ‘Beach in Pourville’. He was allowed to work in the quiet museum, which had no operational security cameras and was almost deserted on weekdays. Only one female guard was around, who every now and then alerted Robert inadvertently by the click-clack sound of her shoes. When he finished what he came for, he returned home. Only days later did the truth finally dawn on the museum staff. In this revealing story, Robert himself confesses about the events and consequences of that fateful day in the museum.


Standby Painter

Belgium/Israel 2018, 52 min, Documentary - New Release

Written & Directed by: Amir Yatziv, Guy Slabinnck
Produced by: Kaat Camerlynck - Czar Film, Belgium
Script, Editing & Research: Amir Yatziv
Cinematography: Hyun De Grande, Łukasz Konopa
Soundtrack: Nati Zeidenstadt
Music: Uriel Herman
Language: Polish, English with English and French subtitles

Synopsis


An almost deserted museum, a guard wearing high heels, a cinephile thief and a Monet painting.



In September 2000, Robert Z. was given permission by the National Museum in Poznań, Poland, to make a replica of Claude Monet's painting ‘Beach in Pourville’. He was allowed to work in the quiet museum, which had no operational security cameras and was almost deserted on weekdays. Only one female guard was around, who every now and then alerted Robert inadvertently by the click-clack sound of her shoes. When he finished what he came for, he returned home. Only days later did the truth finally dawn on the museum staff. In this revealing...

Festivals

  • Visions du réel, 2018 – World Premiere
  • Docaviv, 2018
  • Krakow International Film Festival, 2018

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Festivals

  • Visions du réel, 2018 – World Premiere
  • Docaviv, 2018
  • Krakow International Film Festival, 2018