Nisha Rathode (Editor)

Surviving Picasso

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
6.4/101 Votes Alchetron
6.4
1 Ratings
100
90
80
70
61
50
40
30
20
10
Rate This

Rate This

Director  James Ivory
Story by  Arianna Huffington
Duration  
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Drama, Romance
Initial DVD release  March 25, 1997
Language  English
Surviving Picasso movie poster
Release date  20 September 1996
Writer  Arianna Huffington (book), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)
Cast  Anthony Hopkins (Pablo Picasso), Natascha McElhone (Françoise Gilot), Julianne Moore (Dora Maar), Joss Ackland (Henri Matisse)
Similar movies  Rendez-vous, All Ladies Do It, The Voyeur, Jamon Jamon, The Lover, Zandalee
Tagline  Only his passion for women could rival his passion for painting.

Trailer surviving picasso


Surviving Picasso is a 1996 Merchant Ivory film starring Anthony Hopkins as the famous painter Pablo Picasso. It was directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant and David L. Wolper. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's screenplay was loosely based on the biography Picasso: Creator and Destroyer by Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington.

Contents

Surviving Picasso movie scenes

Surviving picasso trailer 1996


Plot

Surviving Picasso movie scenes

The young Françoise meets Picasso in Nazi-occupied Paris during the, where Picasso is complaining that people broke into his house and stole his linen, rather than his paintings. It shows Françoise being beaten by her father after telling him she wants to be a painter, rather than a lawyer. Picasso is shown as often not caring about other people's feelings, firing his driver after a long period of service, and as a womanizer, saying that he can sleep with whomever he wants.

Surviving Picasso wwwgstaticcomtvthumbdvdboxart18436p18436d

The film is seen through the eyes of his lover Françoise Gilot (Natascha McElhone). As the producers were unable to get permission to show the works of Picasso in the film, the film is more about Picasso's personal life rather than his works, and where it does show paintings, they are not of his more famous works. When Picasso is shown painting Guernica, the camera sits high above the painting, with the work only slightly visible.

The film depicts several of the women who were important in Picasso's life, such as Olga Khokhlova (played by Jane Lapotaire), Dora Maar (played by Julianne Moore), Marie-Thérèse Walter (played by Susannah Harker), and Jacqueline Roque (played by Diane Venora).

Cast

  • Anthony Hopkins as Pablo Picasso
  • Natascha McElhone as Françoise Gilot
  • Julianne Moore as Dora Maar
  • Joss Ackland as Henri Matisse
  • Dennis Boutsikaris as Kootz
  • Peter Eyre as Sabartes
  • Peter Gerety as Marcel
  • Susannah Harker as Marie-Thérèse
  • Jane Lapotaire as Olga Picasso
  • Joseph Maher as Kahnweiler
  • Bob Peck as Françoise's Father
  • Joan Plowright as Françoise's Grandmother
  • Diane Venora as Jacqueline
  • Dominic West as Paulo Picasso
  • Laura Aikman as Maya
  • Production

    It was shot in Paris and southern France.

    Reception

    The film received mixed to negative reviews, with a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 18 reviews.

    References

    Surviving Picasso Wikipedia
    Surviving Picasso IMDb Surviving Picasso themoviedb.org


    Similar Topics
    All Ladies Do It
    Zandalee
    Anthony Hopkins
    Topics
     
    B
    i
    Link
    H2
    L