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Release Date:
18 May 1956 (France) See more »
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A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Fascinating! A must see for artists and art lovers. See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Pablo Picasso ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henri-Georges Clouzot ... Himself (uncredited)
Claude Renoir ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Henri-Georges Clouzot 
 
Produced by
Henri-Georges Clouzot .... producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Auric 
 
Cinematography by
Claude Renoir (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Henri Colpi 
 
Art Department
Pablo Picasso .... painter: original artwork (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joseph de Bretagne .... sound engineer (as Joseph De Bretagne)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Diot .... assistant camera
Maurice Kaminsky .... assistant camera
Jacques Ripouroux .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Jacques Métehen .... conductor (as Jacques Metehen)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Mystery of Picasso" - USA (literal English title)
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Runtime:
78 min
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric)
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Special transparent 'canvases' were constructed so that Pablo Picasso could paint on one side and 'Renoir, Claude' and Henri-Georges Clouzot could film the other.See more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating! A must see for artists and art lovers., 28 June 2001
Author: melissa.ricks from Houston, Texas

I received a VHS copy of this film from a friend who was going to trash it. My mother weaned me on trips to art galleries, spoon fed me stories of the personal lives of classic and modern masters, I worked in an art gallery liaisoning with the artists we represented and studied the psychology of creativity in college. This film had me riveted! I felt as though I was invited to eavesdrop, peek in on a great master at work. Every brush stroke was fascinating. I enjoyed the trip Picasso took me on as he started out painting one image and changed it into something else along the way. I enjoyed watching what appeared to be random brush strokes turn into a completed thought. This film helped me feel what it must be like to know when to stop... to know when you have finished a work... when you may have overworked it, when you may not have quite completed. It made me want to paint, not for others but for the simple pleasure one gets from the act of putting pigment on paper. It allowed me to feel free to create without fear of criticism. A must see for all artist and art lovers.

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