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Anselm

Das rauschen der zeit

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North American Premiere

In this stunning documentary, acclaimed director Wim Wenders presents the work of contemporary German artist Anselm Kiefer, who for decades has rattled European history and shown a mirror to post Second World War complacency and forgetfulness. Anselm navigates complexities of the artist’s long career, and features works including photographs, monumental installations, large-scale paintings, and ragged, blackened oversized books. The camera follows Kiefer as he bikes through his hangar of an art studio, sets huge canvases on fire, and sits amongst headless mannequins dressed in white Victorian gowns. As an artist, Kiefer interrogates narratives and addresses his country’s Nazi past and fascism’s philosophical underpinnings, and confronts the aftermath of war on the landscape. Gorgeous cinematography captures the inner and outer landscape of the artist, while past and present narratives blur the boundaries between cinema and visual art. An absorbing, tremendously cinematic experience.

Presented in 3D

 

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Director
Cast

Anselm Kiefer, Daniel Kiefer, Anton Wenders

Credits
Country of Origin

Germany

Year

2023

Series

Portraits

Language

In German and English with English subtitles

Film Contact
18+
93 min
Art, Music & Photography Documentary

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Credits

Executive Producer

Wim Wenders

Producer

Karsten Brünig

Cinematography

Franz Lustig

Editor

Maxine Goedicke

Production Design

Sebastian Soukup, Karin Betzler

Director

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Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders (born 1945) came to international prominence as one of the pioneers of German Cinema during the 1970s and is now considered one of the most important figures in contemporary film. In addition to his many prize-winning feature films, his work as a scriptwriter, director, producer, photographer and author also encompasses an abundance of innovative documentary films. His career as a filmmaker began in 1967. His international breakthrough came with The American Friend (1977), an adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel. Since then, Wenders has continued to work both in Europe and the USA as well as in Latin America and Asia and has been honored with countless awards at festivals
around the world.

Filmography: Alice in the Cities (1973); Paris, Texas (1984); Wings of Desire (1987); Pina (2011); Perfect Days (2023)

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