Gerhard Richter Painting

Documentary D

 

director: Corinna Belz

DOP: Johann Feindt, Frank Kranstedt, Dieter Stürmer
editor: Stephan Krumbiegel

97 min

 
a zero one film coproduction with TERZ Filmproduktion, WDR and MDR, in co-operation with Arte
funded by the MEDIA-Programm of the EU, the BKM, the DFFF and the Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen

Distributor: Piffl Medien

 

"A must-see for followers of contemporary painting" - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"A stunning experience" - SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

“A must see… one of the most important living painters shows how he does it!” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“A gorgeously rendered work of art.” – VARIETY

Deutscher Filmpreis LOLA 2012:
BEST DOCUMENTARY

Planete + Doc Film Festival 2012, Warschau/ Polen: DOC ART AWARD

Newport Beach Film Festival 2012, USA: ACHIEVEMENT AWARD -
Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking -
Art, Architecture and Design

 

Gerhard Richter, one of the internationally most significant contemporary artists of our times, granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio in the spring and summer of 2009 where he was working on a series of large abstract paintings. GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING offers us rare insights into the artist’s work. In quiet, highly concentrated images, the film gives us a fly-on-the-wall perspective of a very personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation. We see Richter painting. We see him observe and dialogue with his paintings. We see him contemplate, wait, reject, rework and sometimes destroy only to begin anew.

In her intelligent and perceptive film, Corinna Belz brings us closer to the complex processes of artistic creation. Our perceptions expand. The paintings themselves become the protagonists. GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING is the penetrating portrait of an artist at work – and a fascinating film about the art of seeing. ...film page


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