Beuys by Andres Veiel

Genre:
Documentary
Year:
2017
Language:
German
Format:
107 minutes
Starring:
Various
Directed by:
Andres Veiel (IF NOT US, WHO?)
Produced by:
zero one film in co-production with Terz Filmproduktion, SWR/ARTE and WDR
An intimate look at a visionary artist, seen through a congenial montage of archival sources he appeares more relevant than ever before.

Joseph Beuys, the man with a hat, the felt, and the “fat corner”. Thirty years after his death he still seems to be a visionary, way ahead of his time. Back then he was trying to patiently explain how “money shouldn't be a commodity.” He knew that money trade would undermine democracy. But there is more. Beuys boxes, parleys, lectures and explains pictures to a dead hare. He asks with a grin: “Do You Want a Revolution Without Laughter?“ His expanded concept of art leads him smack in the middle of socially relevant discourse, even today. A congenial montage of countless, previously untapped visual and audio sources, director Andreas Veiel and his team created a one-of-a-kind chronicle: BEUYS is not a portrait in the common sense but an intimate look at a human being, his art and his world of ideas.

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CANNES 2017 SCREENINGS

FRI May 19th - 9:30 am - Lerins 1 - MARKET SCREENING
SAT May 20th - 3:30 pm - Arcades 3 - MARKET SCREENING

 

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A rangy, unconventional ride…
(SCREEN INTERNATIONAL)

A stunning graphic achievement. A dynamic viewing experience
(BERLIN FILM JOURNAL)

The documentary is the most extensive revisiting of Beuys's art and life for a general public
(THE ART NEWSPAPER)

A multifaceted film portrait of artist Joseph Beuys
(C|O BERLIN)