Girl with Pearl Earring

Dir. Peter Webber

Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt and Cillian Murphy.

Pathe Pictures and UK Film Council, 2003

English

96 min.

United Kingdom

Based in Tracy Chevalier’s novel, it narrates the events related with the creation of the painting ‘Girl with pearl earring’ by the flemish painter Johannes Vermeer. Located in Delft, Holland in 1665, Griet works as a maid in the house of Master Vermeer, through her interest in painting she starts a relationship with him. Van Ruijven, the painter’s patron, is obsessed and asks a painting of her as model. It turns out to be a painting that provokes problems within Vermeer’s family and Griet’s way out.

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