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Canvas, color, metal, ceramics. The century's leading artist commanded them all. But what about the legendary Pablo Picasso's other great passion? Was romance also dominated by his genius? Academy Award® winner* Anthony Hopkins gives a full-throttle performance as the acclaimed artist in this masterful movie told from the viewpoint of Picasso's longtime mistress (Natascha McElhone in a luminous film debut) and mother of his children Claude and Paloma. Director James Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant and writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala reteam with Hopkins for the first time since The Remains of the Day in this lusty, sweeping saga. Joined by producer David L. Wolper (Roots), they draw from a vivid filmmaking palette to create an intimate, insightful tale of genius, beauty and obsession.
Well cast, but painful to watch
Revealing movie about a repulsive man that used women like Kleenex. Hopkins looks amazingly like Picasso. Although I was puzzled by the British accent. I can’t recommend the film, but if you are desperate for a little art history, it’s adequate and mildly entertaining. I believe the book would have been a better experience. Excellent cinematography. Scenes from the 40s are so realistic.
Still he was such a puke of a man.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1996
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