This cat and mouse drama revolves around art, politics, sex, and truth.
This cat and mouse drama revolves around art, politics, sex, and truth. How timely, now 40 years after Picasso’s death and as Museu Picasso in Barcelona celebrates the 50th year of being open, the intriguing relationship between art, history and politics is again in the news with the discovery recently of over 1400 paintings looted by the Nazis. Picasso’s disdain for the German occupation of Paris was often reflected in his work. In Hatcher’s A Picasso, three of Picasso’s paintings have been “confiscated” by the Nazis from their Jewish owners. The Nazi Ministry of Propaganda considers Picasso’s art degenerate and assigns a wily interrogator, Miss Fischer (Natalia Lazarus) to persuade Picasso (Vincent Lappas) to confirm the paintings are real. She tells him they are planning an exhibition but when Picasso realizes it is actually a burning, he becomes desperate to save his work by calling on all of his talents to out wit her.