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The Mystery Of Picasso (Blu-ray) The Mystery Of Picasso (Blu-ray)

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Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

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Henri-Georges Clouzot, best known for his classic French thriller Les Diaboliques, took on a different mystery in 1956: the creative process and the essence of an artist, namely Pablo Picasso.

Utilising transparent canvases so the camera of Claude Renoir could directly capture an artwork's creation, Picasso himself created 20 artworks for the film. At first, these are simple sketches in marker, but each grows in complexity until the final reel, when The Mystery of Picasso switches to a CinemaScope ratio and bursts into colour.

One of the greatest documentary portraits of an artist at work.

Henri-Georges Clouzot, best known for his classic French thriller Les Diaboliques, took on a different mystery in 1956: the creative process and the essence of an artist, namely Pablo Picasso.

Utilising transparent canvases so the camera of Claude Renoir could directly capture an artwork's creation, Picasso himself created 20 artworks for the film. At first, these are simple sketches in marker, but each grows in complexity until the final reel, when The Mystery of Picasso switches to a CinemaScope ratio and bursts into colour.

One of the greatest documentary portraits of an artist at work.

Extras

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation, from materials supplied by Gaumont
  • Original French mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
  • Optional English subtitles
  • A Visit to Picasso, Paul Haesaert's 1949 BAFTA-winning documentary on the painter, capturing Picasso at work in his Vallauris studio
  • La Garoupe, a 1937 home movie by Man Ray, in black and white and colour, of Picasso and friends holidaying near Antibes
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author and illustrator John Coulthart

Additional Info

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SKU 5027035018393
Catalogue Number FCD1670
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1956
Director Clouzot, Henri-Georges
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Arrow Academy
Countries France
Subtitles English
Language(s) French
Running time 78 min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate E

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