From the Film Maker
The first reason that I chose the painting was the fact that it is a very dull representation of an irrelevant figure (in historical context). I wanted to create a film which featured an unattractive character, and the colour palette and composition offered a good starting point for this. The second reason was the fact that the painting was considered to be by Pietro Pollaiuolo, only to be discovered in the 20th century to be a forgery.
A piece inspired by Italian, Portrait of a Young Man, about 1518