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A Merchant Ivory- Wolper Production

Theatrical Motion Picture


Francoise Gilot at 20, an art student, meets Picasso during World War II, and becomes his new mistress, displacing Dora Maar who joins other discarded but dependent Picasso women. including his wife, Olga. Their 10-year relationship is wildly romantic and painfully stormy during which Claude and Paloma are born. Realizing that Picasso is becoming enamored of yet another young mistress, Francoise, now 30, must decide what to do with her life.

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Main Credits

Writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Executive Producer Paul Bradley
Executive Producer Donald Rosenfeld
Producer David L. Wolper
Producer Ismail Merchant
Director James Ivory
Cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts
Editor Andrew Marcus
Composer Richard Robbins
Wolper Awards

Full Credit List

Based on PICASSO: CREATOR AND DESTROYER Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
Writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Executive Producer Paul Bradley
Executive Producer Donald Rosenfeld
Producer David L. Wolper
Producer Ismail Merchant
Director James Ivory
Choreographer Elizabeth Aldrich
Cast Joss Ackland
Cast Mike Bonfield
Cast Dennis Boutsikaris
Cast Damien Brun
Cast Nicola Christian
Cast Vernon Dobtcheff
Cast Sandor Eles
Cast Olegario Fedoro
Cast Tom Fisher
Cast Oliver Galfione
Cast Joe Gecks
Cast Peter Gerety
Cast Stefan Gryff
Cast Susannah Harker
Cast Anthony Hopkins
Cast Boris Isarov
Cast Alexi Jawdokimov
Cast John Lawson
Cast Hamish McColl
Cast Jim McDonough
Cast Jean-Gabriel Nordmann
Cast Bruno Pasquire-Desvingnes
Cast Bob Peck
Cast Alex Pooley
Cast Jacques Pratoussy
Cast Seth Rubin
Cast Laurent Schwarr
Cast Georgio Serafini
Cast Agapi Stassinopoulos
Cast David Sterne
Cast Scott Thrun
Cast Marc Tissot
Cast Kevin Toomey
Cast Mathew Ware
Cast Dominic West
Cast Nigel Whitmey
Cast Lean Whitney
Cast Valentina Yukunina
Cast Gengiz Kahn
Cast Leon Lissek
Cast Andrew Litvack
Cast Joseph Maher
Cast Anthony Milner
Actress Laura Aikman
Actress Charlotte Balthorpe
Actress Debbie Cusmans
Actress Sevilla Delofski
Actress Allegra Di Capegna
Actress Rose English
Actress Celia Hewitt
Actress Jane Lapotaire
Actress Beth Lawson
Actress Natascha McElhone
Actress Andrea Nagy
Actress Joan Plowright
Actress Gwen Reed
Actress Judith Sharp
Actress Valerie Toledano
Actress Diane Venora
Actress Andreas Wisniewski
Actress Bridgette Kahn
Casting London Celestia Fox
Casting New York Joanna Merlin
Production Manager U.K. Virginia Allan
Production Coordinator Bi Benton
Script Supervisor Anna Worley
Production Designer Luciana Arrighi
1st Assistant Art Director Paul Ghirardani
1st Assistant Art Director Alain Veyssier
Art Director Geoffrey Larcher
Art Director Andrew Sanders
Assistant Art Director Pippa Marks
Set Decorator Denis Mercier
Cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts
Assistant Camera Toby Eady
Assistant Camera Cyril Renaud
Gaffer Tommy Finch
Grip Angelo Chinosi
Key Grip Angelo Chinosi
Grip Alan Rank
Key Grip Alan Rank
Wardrobe Lou Eyrich
Costume Designer Carol Ramsey
Assistant Costume Supervisor Anna Houghton
Costumes Anna Houghton
Assistant Costume Supervisor Azmine Jaffer
Costumes Azmine Jaffer
Assistant Costume Supervisor Vanessa Munro
Costumes Vanessa Munro
Assistant Costume Supervisor Anjali Lenglet
Costumes Anjali Lenglet
Associate Costume Designer Eve-Marie Sheldon
Makeup Tina Earnshaw
Hair Stylist Liz Michie
Special Effects Peerless Camera Company, Ltd.
Second Unit Camera Colin Corby
Editor Andrew Marcus
Assistant Editor Susan Midgley
2nd Assistant Editor Jatinderpal Chohan
2nd Assistant Editor Giles Gardner
Associate Editor Tula Goenka
Music Editor Annette Kudrak
Sound Effects Editor Lewis Goldstein
Composer Richard Robbins
Title Design by Balsmeyer & Everett, Inc.
Acknowledgements Menerbes Municipality and Yves Rousset Rouard, Chapel of the Rosary, Vence, France, The Trustees and Staff of Luton Hoo: Bedfordshire, England, Sennelier, Paris, The Alfred Dunhill Archive Collection, Crucial Trading - Natural Floor Covering Specialist
Rare archives and photos from SURVIVING PICASSO can be found at the David L. Wolper Center at USC
David L. Wolper Center at USC