Surviving Picasso

Overview

This unusual biography of the renowned Spanish artist Pablo Picasso is a Merchant-Ivory film. The team of director James Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant, and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has been responsible for many period dramas, including A Room with a View and Howard's End. The story of Picasso's remarkable misanthropy is told as experienced by his mistress Francoise Gilot Natasha McElhone. Francoise was Picasso's lover from 1944 to 1954, and they had two children together, Claude and Paloma. The film ...
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Overview

This unusual biography of the renowned Spanish artist Pablo Picasso is a Merchant-Ivory film. The team of director James Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant, and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has been responsible for many period dramas, including A Room with a View and Howard's End. The story of Picasso's remarkable misanthropy is told as experienced by his mistress Francoise Gilot Natasha McElhone. Francoise was Picasso's lover from 1944 to 1954, and they had two children together, Claude and Paloma. The film shows Picasso Anthony Hopkins as a notorious womanizer, with flashbacks revealing his relationships with his wife Olga Jane Lapotaire, the artist Dora Marr Julianne Moore, and Marie-Therese Walter Susannah Harker, an earthy type who sees the artist only on Sundays. Hopkins powerfully portrays Picasso as an artistic genius with an appalling habit of using and abusing women. He not only cheats on his wife but two-times his mistresses. Francoise has survived an abusive relationship with her father Bob Peck, and she is 40 years younger than Picasso when they become lovers. The film was supposed to be based on Gilot's book Life with Picasso, but the filmmakers were unable to get the rights to it, so they settled for basing the film on Arianna Huffington's Picasso: Creator and Destroyer. The movie also uses imitations rather than Picasso's real paintings. ~ Michael Betzold
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2010
  • UPC: 883316237342
  • Original Release: 1996
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 2:05:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,167

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Hopkins Pablo Picasso
Natascha McElhone Francoise
Julianne Moore Dora Maar
Joss Ackland Henri Matisse
Peter Eyre Sabartes
Diane Venora Jacqueline Roque
Jane Lapotaire Olga Picass
Joseph Maher Kahnweiler
Bob Peck Francoise's Father
Joan Plowright Francoise's Grandmother
Dennis Boutsikaris
Dominic West
Peter Gerety Marcel
Technical Credits
James Ivory Director
Luciana Arrighi Production Designer
Humbert Balsan Co-producer
Paul Bradley Executive Producer
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Screenwriter
Andrew Marcus Editor
Ismail Merchant Producer
Tony Pierce-Roberts Cinematographer
Carol Ramsey Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Robbins Score Composer, Songwriter
Donald Rosenfeld Executive Producer
David L. Wolper Producer
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