In the realm of art documentaries, The Mystery of Picasso is one of the all-time greats. The screen itself becomes the artist’s canvas: Pablo Picasso creates, and sometimes obliterates, 20 works of art, ranging from playful black-and-white sketches to CinemaScope color murals—works that evolve in minutes through the magic of stop-motion animation. The Mystery of Picasso received the Prix du Jury at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival, and in 1984 the French government declared the film a national treasure. 

As filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907–1977) promised Picasso (1881–1973): “When we are all dead, you and me and everyone, the film will still continue to be projected.”

Review: “The Mystery of Picasso” Embraces and Deconstructs Artistic Mythologyslantmagazine.com

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Sunday, September 1, 2019 5 p.m.

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Director
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Released
1956
Language
French with English subtitles
Country
France
Running Time
75 minutes
Website
https://milestonefilms.com/products/mystery-of-picasso-the