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Words and Pictures

1h 56m Drama, Comedy, Romance 2013

An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school.

Jack Marcus (Academy Award® nominee Clive Owen, Closer) is a writer who can no longer write, he is a shadow of his true potential. Occupied as an English teacher at an elite New England prep school, he lives and breathes his love of language through the students, but remains a victim of his own vices, often found at the bottom of a bottle. Enter new Art teacher Dina Delsanto (Academy Award® winner Juliette Binoche, The English Patient), an acclaimed and passionate artist who is struggling with rheumatoid arthritis. Dina’s cold and tortured demeanor ignites a spark in Jack. Relentless in his attempt to melt her facade, Jack tries to engage her in his perpetual word game. When Jack learns that Dina has told the students that words are ‘traps’ and ‘lies’, and that art is the only bearer of truth, he is quick to the defence. The gauntlet for a school-wide competition of words versus pictures is thrown down, get ready for an academic showdown of wild proportions.

A playful romantic comedy from internationally acclaimed director Fred Schepisi (Roxanne, The Eye of the Storm), Words and Pictures explores the rocky terrain of relationships, capturing the passion and the inspiration behind both the words and the pictures.


Clive Owen (Jack Marcus) , Juliette Binoche (Dina Delsanto)


Fred Schepisi





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