The Doré cinema, official headquarters of the Spanish Film Library, and its online channels host this film series organized in collaboration with the University Institute of Spanish Cinema of the Carlos III University. The selection of films covers the presence or representation of the figure of Pablo Picasso in art cinema; the audiovisual representations of Picasso, both in documentaries and in his fictional incarnations, and the influence of Picasso's work on current audiovisual culture, from artistic direction to posters, through the constant quotes and cinematographic references to his work or his figure . The cycle includes audiovisual productions, mainly, although not only cinematographic, of diverse origin with special emphasis on works produced in France and Spain.
The cycle is based on the publication in 1971 of "Picasso, en el cine también" by Carlos Fernández Cuenca, critic, historian, film director and founder of the National Film Library, antecedent of the current Spanish Film Library. This was the first monograph on the relations of the painter from Malaga with the seventh art, recognizing his pioneering character in the exhibition "Picasso a l'ecran" prepared by the Center Georges Pompidou in 1992. A seminal and out-of-print work, whose influence has crossed borders and languages and which will be republished on the occasion of the Picasso Celebration 1973-2023, coinciding with the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Spanish Film Library.