Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow
Amoeba Film Ltd, Ribotte Paris 2010
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/
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 101 mins
- Sophie Fiennes
- Sophie Fiennes, Kees Kasander, Emilie Blezat
- Ethel Shepherd
- Director of Photography
- Remko Schnorr, Sophie Fiennes
- Bram Boers