The Mystery of Picasso (Blu-ray)

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

Release Year: 1956
Running Time: 78
UPC: 7 38329 25640 1
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: Color/B&W
Country: France
Language: French w/ English subtitles
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Cast
Pablo Picasso
Henri-Georges Clouzot

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Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

In 1955 Henri-Georges Clouzot joined forces with his friend Pablo Picasso to make an entirely new kind of documentary – one that captured the moment and the mystery of creativity. For the film, Picasso created 20 artworks, ranging from playful B&W sketches to widescreen color paintings. Using inks that bled through the paper, Picasso rapidly created fanciful drawings that Clouzot was able to film from the reverse side, capturing their creation in real time. When the artist decided to paint in oils, the filmmaker switched to color film and employed the magic of stop-motion animation. By contract, almost all of these paintings were destroyed when the film was completed. The Mystery of Picasso is exhilarating, mesmerizing, and unforgettable – one of the greatest documentaries on art ever made.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

4K Restoration

Audio commentary by Peggy Parsons, Head of the Film Dept. at the
National Gallery of Art

Audio commentary by Archie Rand, Muralist and Brooklyn College Presidential Professor of Art

My Father: Maya's Gaze (an interview with Maya Picasso)

Theatrical trailer


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