Previously at the ICA - Films
3 Mar 2013
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow is an intimate and immersive documentary that takes viewers inside the creative bubble of renowned German painter/sculptor Anselm Kiefer. At his remote hillside studio - La Ribotte – in Southern France, director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert's Guide to Cinema) submerges herself in Kiefer’s alchemical artistic process, which has resulted in some of the most engaging and controversial works in recent history. In this near-wordless documentary, Fiennes incorporates visual set-pieces with observational footage to capture the unique and dramatic techniques that lend Kiefer’s art such profound resonance. The result is a cinematic portrait that is both overwhelming and fragile, destructive and creative, and above all emotionally invigorating.
Dir Sophie Fiennes, France/Netherlands/UK 2010, 105 mins, French, English and German with English subtitles.
Starring: Anselm Kiefer, Klaus Dermutz.