WALKING ON WATER PRESENTED BY ART & DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL

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Bulgarian filmmaker Andrey Paounov follows internationally renowned artist Christo on his quest to realize the mammoth and logistically complex installation, The Floating Piers, on Italy’s Lake Iseo, seven years after the death of Christo's collaborator wife, Jeanne-Claude.

Not one to suffer fools, Christo is a larger-than-life personality. Now in his eighties, he has lost none of his feistiness or self-possession. His director of operations (and nephew) Vladimir Yavachev is likewise a lion, helping Christo contend with bad weather, overcrowding, and maddening bureaucracy.

Walking on Water gives us a rare look into the business of large-scale art production — and the sort of temperament required to bestow unto the world something that feels close to a miracle.

An uncensored look into the artistic process and personal relationships of Christo, an artist known for his large-scale installations. For the first time since the passing of his wife and partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize, The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before.

RELEASE DATE

2018

RUNTIME

105 min

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