Surviving Picasso (1996)



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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 … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 25, 1997
Warner Home Video


as Pablo Picasso

as Francoise Gilot

as Dora Maar

as Marie-Therese Walter

as Henri Matisse

as Sabartes

as Olga Picasso

as Kahnweiler

as Francoise's Father

as Francoise's Grandmot...

as American Art Dealer

as Picasso's Driver

as Paulo Picasso
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Critic Reviews for Surviving Picasso

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...a stunning debut by Natascha McElhone...

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Audience Reviews for Surviving Picasso


Like a movie star, Picasso had many relationships. This movie is about one of those relationships in fact, between Picasso at 60 and a 20's year old Francoise. I cannot believe how dependant on Picasso the mistresses are, but there is hope in the heroine of the movie.

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