Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

Washington, D.C. Premiere “Is this a film about art, or film as art?” asks one reviewer of Sophie Fiennes’ new film, a quasi-documentary journey into the working processes of renowned German artist Anselm Kiefer and a portrait of one of the most provocative thinkers of our time. Shot in Cinema Scope at La Ribotte (Kiefer’s huge studio estate in Barjac, France), Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow is an extraordinary film, a witness to the artist’s creation of monumental works of art that, in this case, were made to exist in situ—exposed to the elements, subject to decay, immovable yet emergent. “At once the place where his paintings and sculptures are housed and displayed, and a colossal, evolving architectural artwork in itself ”. (—Peter Bradshaw) Directed by Sophie Fiennes. Produced by Sophie Fiennes, Kees Kasander, Emilie Blezat. Official Selection, 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

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