The Mystery of Picasso [Le Mystère Picasso]
1956 | France | Color and B&W | 75 Mins. | Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
NTSC DVD-Video | R0 | 4.16 GB @ RS
A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work.
“When we are all dead, you and me and everyone,” said Clouzot to Picasso, “the film will still continue to be projected.”
“One of the most exciting and joyful movies ever made!”— Pauline Kael
“Pure and delightful enchantment — a feast for the eyes.
A film anyone interested in art or the creative process should see.”— Raymond J. Steiner, Art Times
“Amazing. ‘Picasso’ may be the most original art documentary ever made.”— Newsweek
“Rare, precious and irreplaceable. This is an unparalleled opportunity to watch one of the world’s most creative minds — the Twentieth Century equivalent of watching Michelangelo transform the Sistine chapel.”— Catharine Rambeau, Detroit Free Press