A stylish New York City couple take home a model they find discarded on the street, and as this volatile object starts to fall apart so do their comfortable notions of the meaning of their lives. The Model, a vivid premiere from Katalina Mustatea, follows a couple that has taken in a model left curbside. She is in mint condition--nails polished, hair styled to perfection, and not a dent or a scratch on her. She fits beautifully into the far living room corner of their new apartment and becomes a real conversation piece whenever they have people over. A dark comedy about American consumption, disposability and the peculiar vanity of luxury objects and social status, The Model is a striking portrait of people who want to be looked at - though they rarely like what they see.