Aroview: A superior dramatic conceit that speculates on the background to Johannes Vermeer's enigmatic 17th century portrait of the title.
Johannson plays a maid, newly inducted into the stifling Vermeer household, who becomes privy to the painter's (Firth) innermost artistic ambitions and the subject of several works. Developed by its dir. (better known as a documentary filmmaker) with an eye for quiet domestic detail and the subtle dramas of Dutch family and society, this succeeds in evoking the mystery of creation and genius with a certain air of romance and lack of melodrama. Adapted from the novel by Tracy Chevalier.
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4 stars (Very Good) An innocent young maid, Greit, is sent to work in the household of 17th Century painter Johannes Vermeer where she secretly becomes the subject for his most beguiling of portraits. Evocative, beautiful tale of forbidden love.~GenXGirl