Clouzot and Picasso joined forces to make a new kind of art film, one that would capture the mystery of the creativity process. Using special inks that bled through a semi-transparent surface, the artist created a series of paintings that unfold chronologically, dancing into being before our eyes.
After the runaway success of Diabolique and The Wages of Fear, the French master of suspense Henri-Georges Clouzot made a sudden switch: a documentary on Picasso! Far from dry, it’s a vital, lively, formally inventive film about the ecstasy of creation. Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes.
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