Anselm (2D)

Documentary by Wim Wenders (Pina) on the life and oeuvre of German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer, in whose imposing work the recent German history plays a major role.

Please note that this film is in German and English, with Dutch subtitles.
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For fifty years, Anselm Kiefer’s unflinching, unrelenting, often monumental paintings, photographs and sculptures have interrogated the tragic nature of modern German history. Now friend Wim Wenders, who began his career at the same time, has crafted a beautiful study of Kiefer’s astounding accomplishments. Working again with cinematographer Franz Lustig (PINA), Wenders creates a sensuous immersion into the vast factory-studio spaces where Kiefer works. The film takes its libretto from Paul Celan’s Holocaust-themed poetry as it patiently reconstructs German history, and clarifies the artistic and cultural forces that formed Kiefer’s life-long obsessions.

Wim Wenders, Germany, 2023, 93 min. German & English spoken, Dutch subtitles.