Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Saturday, 7 July
3pm, doors open at 2.45pm Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Seats on a first come, first served basis
Canvas, colour, metal, ceramics. The century’s leading artist commanded them all. But what about the legendary Pablo Picasso’s other great passion, his passion for women? Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins gives a full-throttle performance as the acclaimed artist in this masterful movie told from the viewpoint of Picasso’s long-time mistress and mother of his children Claude and Paloma, the painter Françoise Gilot (Natascha McElhone in a luminous film début). This Merchant Ivory film is an intimate, insightful tale of genius, beauty and obsession.
Art & Love: Our Summer Mini Film Festival
Why not combine your visit to the international exhibition, My Friend Picasso: 125 photographs by Edward Quinn with a FREE movie in Castletown. Each Saturday afternoon in July, from the 7th to the 21st, we will be screening a film dedicated to three iconic artists of the twentieth century: Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Jackson Pollock. Each of them broke the mould in a different way, each one suffered for their art – and for love. Showing both their artistic struggle and their fascinating personal lives, the films we present to you capture the passion and the conflict out of which great art was born and introduce you to the artists’ companions – Françoise Gilot, Diego Rivera and Lee Kranser – who were acclaimed painters in their own right. Immerse yourself in their stories within the serene surroundings of Ireland’s greatest country home!