Gerhard Richter Painting

A must-see for followers of contemporary painting.
-John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
Belz's film itself [is] a gorgeously rendered work of art.
-Alissa Simon, Variety
"Le film de Belz lui-même [est] une splendide oeuvre d'art"
-Alissa Simon, VARIETY

Synopsis

The title says it all. Corinna Belz's documentary is an unprecedented and oddly dangerous journey into the studios of Gerhard Richter, widely considered among the world's most important living painters. Famously cranky and iconoclastic, Richter is an ideal subject to illuminate the deep fissures in the contemporary art world. His career has been a high-wire balancing act between eye-popping, colourful abstractions -- seen in start-to-finish construction throughout much of the film -- and enormously famous photorealist portraiture. He has also been an influential essayist on the subject of art-making and its place in the world.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, March 30, 2012
Original Languages: German, English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 97 min.
Year: 2011

CREDITS

CAST
Gerhard Richter
DIRECTED BY
Corinna Belz

PHOTOS

Gerhard Richter. Photo courtesy of The Match Factory.
Gerhard Richter. Photo courtesy of The Match Factory.
Photo courtesy of The Match Factory.
Photo couresy of The Match Factory.
Gerhard Richter. Photo courtesy of The Match Factory.
Gerhard Richter. Photo courtesy of The Match Factory.
Photo courtesy of The Match Factory.
Director Corina Belz. Photo courtesy of The Match Factory.
Gerhard Richter. Photo courtesy of The Match Factory.
Gerhard Richter. Photo courtesy of The Match Factory.