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OVER YOUR CITIES GRASS WILL GROW

France / UK / Netherlands, 2010 (MIFF 2010, Our Space)

Director: Sophie Fiennes

A compelling exposition of master sculptor Anselm Kiefer's manufactured landscapes.

Directed by Sophie Fiennes (The Perverts Guide to Cinema, MIFF 06) and produced by Kees Kasander (Fish Tank, MIFF 09) this production is a creative journey into the soul of German artist Anselm Kiefer. A giant of contemporary European art, Kiefer came to prominence in the 1980 Venice Biennale.

The production is set entirely on a 35-hectare site in a derelict silk factory where Kiefer began a series of elaborate installations, both above and below ground. The film enters into direct contact with the raw materials used by Kiefer in constructing his works - earth, ash, gold, acid, glass, concrete and lead. Shot in CinemaScope, with a score by György Ligeti, the film constructs visual set pieces alongside observational footage.

D Sophie Fiennes P Sophie Fiennes, Kees Kasander, Emilie Blezat WS Sciapode L French, German w/English subtitles TD DCP/2010

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