Actor Antonio Banderas will play the founder of cubism in the biographical drama "33 days" (33 dias) honored Spanish director Carlos Saura. In an interview with the Spanish edition of El Pais, he has hastened to declare that the image of the famous painter of his long-pursued. It is noteworthy that the actor was born in Malaga in the four blocks from the place where Picasso was born.
The plot of the Saura tape will be centered around just one episode in the life of the artist and talk about his emotional experiences while working on the painting "Guernica."
Massive anti-war message to the canvas was created by a master in 1937, commissioned by the Spanish government. "Guernica" was Picasso's response to the bombing of the eponymous town in the Basque country, arranged by volunteer unit of the Luftwaffe in the spring of that year, when the town within three hours had dropped several thousand shells, and about two thousand residents were under the rubble.
The artist, impressed by occurred, wrote his epic picture of a little more than a month, and work on the "Guernica" by Picasso helped to cope with personal crises. Subsequently, the sheet was taken and mixed public and critics. Some people treated him rather indifferently, or other thought, "Guernica," a propaganda document, or praised as "a terrible indictment of fascism and the Franco regime."
Biopic "33 days" will record not only the process of working on a painting by Pablo, but also focus on the relationship of the artist Dora Maar with a photographer, lover and muse of the master for nine years.
The script of the drama is written by producer Elias Kerehetoy by Carlos Saura with Louis-Charles Siryak. It is likely that the project as an operator to take part by Vittorio Storaro, who worked on the film "Apocalypse Now" and "Last Tango in Paris". He collaborated with Saura in six films.
Filming in French and Spanish will start next summer in Paris and in fact in Guernica. The project budget will be almost eight million dollars.
Previously, Saura had already turned to images of famous artists in his films. Thus, his drama "Goya in Bordeaux" tells the story of the last years of the famous Spanish painter and engraver. For Antonio Banderas the role of Picasso can also be not the last acting job of such plan: a star of "Skin, in which I live" is assigned to the project by Simon West on Salvador Dali.