Surviving Picasso
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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 Paloma. The film shows Picasso (Anthony Hopkins) as a notorious womanizer, with… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

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"...a stunning debut by Natascha McElhone..."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Variety
"Ambition notwithstanding, Surviving Picasso fails prodigiously, mostly out of its own confusion over who it is about and what it wants to say."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Covers ten turbulent years in the life of this major luminary of 20th century art."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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