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France, Netherlands, UK 2010

Colour

French, German and English with English Subtitles

Aspect ratio 16:9

Dolby Digital 5.1

100 mins. approx.

ART520DVD

SPECIAL FEATURES

Audio commentary with Sophie Fiennes
& Ian Haydn Smith

Theatrical trailer

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow
The Film Director Credits Cast Press Quotes Images Trailer

CAST

ANSELM KIEFER.............Himself
KLAUS DERMUTZ.............Interviewer

Assistants to Anselm Kiefer.............ALAIN MOITTIÉ,
LIOR GAL,
ANTONIO FERNANDES,
BOUALEM MOUDJAOUI,
VINCENT ADRIAENS,
PHILIPPE VILLE

ANSELM KIEFER
Anselm Kiefer's monumental body of work occupies a fascinating place in the canon of late 20th Century art.
Born in 1945, a son of post-fascist Germany, he initially embarrassed his country through his excavations of the nation’s recent past when he photographed himself performing Nazi salutes in the landscape.
Kiefer came to prominence in 1980 when he represented his country in the Venice Biennale. His work is now held in museums and private collections internationally. Recent exhibitions include a retrospective at the Guggenheim Bilbao and Monumenta (2007) at the Grand Palais in Paris. In 2008 the Louvre commissioned a painting for their permanent collection and Kiefer was awarded the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels in Germany. His creation at La Ribaute represents his most ambitious work to date in the second half of his career.