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Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

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Amoeba Film Ltd, Ribotte Paris 2010

Synopsis

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow bears witness to German artist Anselm Kiefer's alchemical creative processes and renders as a film journey the personal universe he has built at his hill studio estate in the South of France.

In 1993 Kiefer left Buchen, Germany for La Ribaute, a derelict silk factory near Barjac. From 2000 he began constructing a series of elaborate installations there. Like a strange, sprawling village, La Ribaute extends over 35 hectares and is composed of old industrial buildings and working studios that link to a network of underground tunnels dug out by Kiefer, which run underneath pavilions built to house paintings and installations. Traversing this landscape, the film immerses the audience in the total world and creative process of one of today's most significant and inventive artists.

Shot in cinemascope, the film constructs visual set pieces alongside observational footage to capture both the dramatic resonance of Kiefer's art and the intimate process of creation. This polarity' in terms of scale, sensibility and time animates the film, creating a multi-layered narrative through which to navigate the complex spaces of La Ribaute. http://www.overyourcities.com/

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
101 mins
Director
Sophie Fiennes
Producer
Sophie Fiennes, Kees Kasander, Emilie Blezat
Editor
Ethel Shepherd
Director of Photography
Remko Schnorr, Sophie Fiennes
Sound
Bram Boers

Production Company

Amoeba Film Ltd
c/o B and W Films Ltd
53 Greek Street
London
W1D 3DR
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7287 4372
officesophiefiennes@gmail.com

Sciapode
80 quai de Jemmapes
Paris
75010
France
Tel: +33 1 53 19 66 45
http://www.sciapode.net
info@sciapode.net

Kasander Film Company
Delftsestraat 33
Rotterdam
3013 AE
The Nederlands
Tel: +31 10 433 30 43
Fax: +31 10 433 30 61
http://www.kasanderfilm.nl
info@kasanderfilm.nl

Sales
Company

Daniela Elstner
Doc and Film International
13 rue Portefoin
75003 Paris
France
Tel: +33 1 42 77 89 65
d.elstner@docandfilm.com