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Maya dans l'oeil de Pablo

North American Premiere

Maya dans l’oeil de Pablo

François Lévy-Kuentz

France | 2022 | 16 min
This is the story of Maya Picasso, the daughter of the famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, as told by her own daughter, Diana Widmaier-Ruiz-Picasso. This short documentary explores the bond between Pablo and Maya: how could a child look at the daily life of the public figure that was her father? And, above all, how did the presence of Maya nurture and amplify her father’s fascination with childhood? Rediscover Picasso’s work through the prism of this filial relationship.
Other festival:
Arte Cinema de Naples, Italy (2022)

Also presented:
Exhibition Maya Ruiz-Picasso, fille de Pablo” (2022)
Director François Lévy-Kuentz
Assistant director Alice Cagnat
Author François Lévy-Kuentz, Diana Widmaier-Ruiz-Picasso
Technician Pomzed
Production Anne Caminade
Line Producer DWP Editions
Artistic Direction Anne Caminade
documentalist Olivia Speer, Claire Rougé, Elisa Baylac
Editing Clara Paumé
Colorization Olivier Cohen
Sound mixing Matthieu Cochin
Cinematography Olivier Raffet
Music Serge Kochyne

In Partnership with


• Théâtre Outremont
Saturday, march 18, 2023, 03:00 p.m. — 04:45 p.m.
• Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Saturday, march 25, 2023, 01:15 p.m. — 03:15 p.m.


François Lévy-Kuentz

François Lévy-Kuentz

For more than 25 years, François Lévy-Kuentz has devoted most of his work as a documentary filmmaker to films on art, with monographs on artists such as Pascin, Marc Chagall, Man Ray, Yves Klein, Salvador Dali, Piet Mondrian, and Alexander Calder, as well as films on pictorial movements: Le Scandale Impressionniste, Quand l’art prend le pouvoir, and La face cachée de l’art américain. These documentaries, which have won awards at numerous international festivals, have been the subject of several retrospectives in the Brussels, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Jerusalem film archives. François Lévy-Kuentz was made a Chevalier de Arts et des Lettres in 2014.
Jean-Paul Belmondo is for him an enigma that has fascinated him for so many years and that he had to uncover. François Lévy-Kuentz has uncovered Belmondo and his ethics of distraction”, an original and iconoclastic look at one of the sacred monsters of cinema.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Belmondo l’incorrigible (2022)
Un Eté à la Garoupe (2020)
Cocteau/​Al Brown, Le Poète Et Le Boxeur (2018)
La Face Cachée De L’Art Américain (2017)

In the same sessions

Théâtre Outremont

Saturday, march 18, 2023, 03:00 p.m.

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

Saturday, march 25, 2023, 01:15 p.m.

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