Walking on Water

Directed by Andrey Paounov

Year: 2019
Running Time: 100
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S., Italy
Language: English
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Walking on Water

Cast
Christo

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Directed by Andrey Paounov


An intimate portrait of renowned installation artist Christo and the intense planning and construction of his 2016 art piece, The Floating Piers, a dahlia-yellow walkway atop Italy’s Lake Iseo tred by over 1.2 million people.

Reviews

"The artist's forceful character does battle with technology, bureaucracy, corruption and the elements, resulting in an installation of stunning beauty and a documentary that delights in capturing the act of creation."

"Highlight[s] the kind of practical headaches nearly no other artist in the world has to contend with."

"A rich, visual record of a monument to transience."

"Rollicking! Christo strikes a fascinating figure, a tireless, uncompromising artist who thinks his work is, on the one hand, totally useless, but shows childlike joy when things finally work out."



Awards

  • Official Selection – Locarno Film Festival

  • Official Selection – Toronto Film Festival

  • Official Selection – DOC NYC

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