Pablo Picasso & Françoise Gilot: "The woman who says no" 52' by Annie Maïllis & Sylvie Blum


For ten years, painter Françoise Gilot has shared the life of one of the most consequential artists of the 20th century. Fiercely independent, she finally ended their relationship and terminated the hold.

Through their decade-long tumultuous affair which had a great influence on both artists, this film sheds light on her unjustly overshadowed work, and revisits a flamboyant period in Picasso’s career.

A dazzling dive into a little-known chapter of modern art history, through exceptional and rarely seen iconography (paintings, photos, family archives), and exclusive interview with Françoise Gilot, who will turn 100 in November.


Direction: Annie Maïllis & Sylvie Blum

Production: Les Films D’Ici Méditerranée for ARTE France

Genre: Art & Culture

Available versions: French, English

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