Surviving Picasso

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"Only his passion for women could rival his passion for painting."
  • R
  • 1996
  • 2 hr 5 min
  • 6.4  (7,326)
  • 55

Surviving Picasso was the 1996 film that was directed by James Ivory and was distributed by Warner Brothers. Legendary actor Sir Anthony Hopkins plays the painter Pablo Picasso in the movie and the movie was based on the book that was written by Arianna Huffington titled 'Picasso: Creator And Destroyer'. Huffington is the Greek born author who today is known for her infamous internet based news website, The Huffington Post. Surviving Picasso is a story that is told through the eyes of Francoise Gilot, a role that is played by Natasha McElhone. Francoise meets Picasso in Paris, France during the time of Hitler and the Nazi occupation of the city. Francoise becomes endeared with the strange Picasso and for that reason, her father becomes enraged. The father wanted his daughter to become a lawyer but instead Francoise wanted to become a painter like Picasso and for that during one early scene is beaten for it. The movie depicts the off-the-wall and strange actions of Picasso and shows him as being one that is self-centered and not caring about the feelings of his friends and the people around him. Very little is shown about Picasso as the iconic cubist painter but more of the womanizer that he became later on in his life. Surviving Picasso also goes into the relationships that Picasso had with other women that were important to him such as Dora Marr; a role that is played very well by Julianne Moore. Actress Susannah Harker plays the role of another one of Picasso's loves in Marie-Therese Walter. It is these relationships with women and his outlandish actions that give this movie its namesake.

Surviving Picasso
Surviving Picasso
Surviving Picasso

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Surviving Picasso was the 1996 film that was directed by James Ivory and was distributed by Warner Brothers. Legendary actor Sir Anthony Hopkins plays the painter Pablo Picasso in the movie and the movie was based on the book that was written by Arianna Huffington titled 'Picasso: Creator And Destroyer'. Huffington is the Greek born author who today is known for her infamous internet based news website, The Huffington Post.

Surviving Picasso is a story that is told through the eyes of Francoise Gilot, a role that is played by Natasha McElhone. Francoise meets Picasso in Paris, France during the time of Hitler and the Nazi occupation of the city. Francoise becomes endeared with the strange Picasso and for that reason, her father becomes enraged. The father wanted his daughter to become a lawyer but instead Francoise wanted to become a painter like Picasso and for that during one early scene is beaten for it.

The movie depicts the off-the-wall and strange actions of Picasso and shows him as being one that is self-centered and not caring about the feelings of his friends and the people around him. Very little is shown about Picasso as the iconic cubist painter but more of the womanizer that he became later on in his life. Surviving Picasso also goes into the relationships that Picasso had with other women that were important to him such as Dora Marr; a role that is played very well by Julianne Moore. Actress Susannah Harker plays the role of another one of Picasso's loves in Marie-Therese Walter. It is these relationships with women and his outlandish actions that give this movie its namesake.

Surviving Picasso is a 1996 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 5 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 55.

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  • Release Date
    1996
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr 5 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (7,326)
  • Metascore
    55