At the time his death in 1973 aged 91 Pablo Picasso had become one of the 20th century’s most influential and prolific artists. Picasso has been painted as many men, as a genius, a womaniser, and ego maniac. Brought up in the Spanish town of Malaga, his first paintings as a 9 year old were of bull fighting scenes, later in life he would represent himself as the mythological monster Minotaur, half man, half bull. The bull craved women, who would feed his life and his art.
Their encounters produced the 20th centuries most extraordinary portraits. As Picasso reconstructed the female form to the point of total abstraction. Many of these women would find themselves damaged forever. For the first time, in this film we see the people who knew Picasso best tell the story of those women to give a new insight into the artist and his work.