EN - An almost deserted museum, a guard wearing high heels, a cinéphile 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 empty 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 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 the events and consequences of that fateful day in the museum


Title Standby Painter
Original title Standby Painter
Original language Polish, English
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs
Genre Documentary
Year 2018
World première / first public presentation 2018-04-13


Cast Robert Zwolinski
Photography Hyun De Grande, Lukasz Konopa
Editing Amir Yatziv
Sound Nati Zeidenstadt
Art director Guy Slabbinck
Music Uriel Herman

Technical specs

Running time film 52'
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 1:1.78
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Israel Ministry of Culture Lottery, Ostrovsky Family Fund, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government


2018: Visions du Réel (CH); Docaviv (IL); Krakow Film Festival (PL); Brussels Art Film Festival (BE)

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Last edited by Czar Film & TV on 21 September 2018

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Director Amir Yatziv, Guy Slabbinck
Producers Eurydice Gysel
Writers Amir Yatziv

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