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Mystery Of Picasso (1956)

Mystery Of Picasso (1956)

Henri-Georges Clouzot
 Cast: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Henri-Georges Clouzot
, Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
, Claude Renoir
Claude Renoir


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Released shortly after Luciano Emmer's documentary Picasso, H. G. Clouzot's Le Mystère Picasso was an unmitigated commercial disaster - all the more tragic when one considers the groundbreaking nature of its content. Like Emmer before him, Clouzot offers rare and precious glimpses of Pablo Picasso at work. The film watches Picasso draw or paint 15 different works, often via tightly-compressed, time-lapse cinematography. All of the featured masterpieces were intentionally destroyed following production, meaning that they exist only in the cinematic realm. With this documentary, Clouzot comes as close as humanly possible to defining the genius of Picasso within the parameters of the camera lens. Oddly, Le Mystère Picasso does not appear on many of the "official" lists of Clouzot's films, even though it won a Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Release Date: 06/07/2011
UPC: 0784148008646
Original Release: 1956
Source: Milestone Video
Time: 1:15:00
Sales rank: 52,347

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pablo Picasso Himself
Henri-Georges Clouzot Himself
Claude Renoir Himself

Technical Credits
Henri-Georges Clouzot Director,Screenwriter
Georges Auric Score Composer
Henri Colpi Editor
Pablo Picasso Score Composer,Screenwriter
Claude Renoir Cinematographer

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