Gerhard Richter Painting (Blu-ray)

Directed by Corinna Belz

Release Year: 2012
Running Time: 97
UPC: 7 38329 10482 5
Color Type: Color
Country: Germany
Language: German with English Subtitles [audio]
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Cast
Sabine Moritz-Richter
Konstanze Ell
Norbert Arns
Hubert Becker
Gerhard Richter

Crew
Writer Corinna Belz
Produced by Thomas Kufus
Directed by Corinna Belz

GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING offers unprecedented insight into the life and work of one of the greatest artists of our time, and is a "gorgeously rendered work of art" (Variety) in its own right.

Legendary German painter Gerhard Richter 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. In quiet, highly concentrated images, the documentary provides a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the very personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation. Richter is his own worst critic, destroying multiple canvases before his remarkable creative spirit takes hold, and the astonishing final compositions emerge.

"Painting is another form of thinking," Richter once said, and GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING takes that premise seriously, exposing for the first time how he translates his thoughts onto a blank canvas. Beautifully shot and endlessly revealing, it "artfully and convincingly immerses us into the world of one of the greatest [painters], painting." (Village Voice)

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Blu-ray Extras Include:
  • Gerhard Richter and Art Historian Benjamin HD Buchloh in Conversation (23 min.)
  • Fragments of a Conversation: Curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist Meets Gerhard Richter (10 min.)
  • Gerhard Richter Prepares for the Munich Exhibition "Abstract Paintings" (9 min.)
  • An Interview with Director Corinna Belz (BD-ROM access only)
  • Trailers
  • Presented in DTS HD Master Audio 5.1

"Magnificent and evocative...as close as cinema gets to tracking the impulses and paradoxes of a gifted imagination." -- Aaron Hillis,Village Voice

"Thrilling...akin to being in a museum that’s come alive." -- Nicolas Rapold, Film Comment

"Fascinating, even exciting...Mr. Richter communicates a pleasure in work, even at its most laborious." -- Rachel Saltz, The New York Times

"A stunning experience...bound to draw the attention of the art world everywhere." -- Dan Fainaru, Screen International

"A gorgeously rendered work of art. Offers fascinating insight...and a mesmerizing survey of [Richter's] complete oeuvre." -- Alissa Simon, Variety

"A must-see for followers of contemporary painting...one of the most important living painters shows how he does it." -- John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

"Gerhard Richter Painting goes well beyond just being informational or educational to become something that offers its own kind of gripping suspense -- a sort of action movie of the soul. Highly Recommended." - DVD Talk

  • Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival

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