Surviving Picasso: In 1943, a young painter, Françoise Gilot (1921- ) meets Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), already the most celebrated artist in the world. For the next ten years, she is his mistress, bears him two children, is his muse, and paints within his element. She also learns slowly about the other women who have been or still are in his life: Dora Maar, Marie- Thérèse (whose daughter is Picasso's), and Olga Koklowa, each of whom seems deeply scarred by their life with Picasso. Gilot's response is to bring each into her relationship with Picasso. How does one survive Picasso? She keeps painting, and she keeps her good humor and her independence. When the time comes, she has the strength to leave.
Director : James Ivory
Cast : Alexei Jawdokimov, Andreas Wisniewski, Anthony Hopkins, Anthony Milner, Bob Peck, Boris Isarov, Brigitte Kahn, Celia Hewitt, David Sterne, Dennis Boutsikaris, Diane Venora, Dominic West, Georgio Serafini, Hamish McColl, Jacky Pratoussy, Jane Lapotaire, Jean-Gabriel Nordmann, Joan Plowright, Joseph Maher, Joss Ackland, Julianne Moore, Laura Aikman, Laurence Richardson, Laurent Schwaar, Leanne Whitney, Leon Lissek, Marc Tissot, Natascha McElhone, Nigel Whitmey, Olegar Fedoro, Olivier Galfione, Peter Eyre, Peter Gerety, Rose English, Sandor Elès, Sevilla Delofski, Stefan Gryff, Susannah Harker, Tom Fisher, Valerie Toledano, Vernon Dobtcheff