Anselm

2023 [GERMAN]

Documentary

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 98% · 49 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 79%
IMDb Rating 7.2/10 10 1188 1.2K

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Plot summary

This unique cinematic experience dives deep into an artist’s work and reveals his life path, inspiration, and creative process. It explores his fascination with myth and history. Past and present are interwoven to diffuse the line between film and painting, allowing the audience to be completely immersed in the remarkable world of one of the greatest contemporary artists, Anselm Kiefer. Wim Wenders shot this unique portrait over the course of two years in stunning 3D.


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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by azovaneuh 6 / 10

Perhaps my expectations were too high

Hat Heidegger or Celan had on his work was also not really clear to me. As an art movie: it was mainly Kiefer who strolled through his own studio and exhibitions. All in all, it seemed a bit too much like a made-to-order promotional film to me. The photography and editing were of course beautiful, but in terms of content the entire film was rather mediocre, while you could expect a bit more experimentation. The last part about Venice gave the impression that Wenders was thinking: I only have 75 minutes of material left and I need 90. Perhaps my expectations were too high for this collaboration between a director and an artist whom I both greatly appreciate.

Reviewed by brentsbulletinboard 7 / 10

As Inventive as Its Subject

Imagine having the vision - and the means - to build your own little world, one that reflects your philosophical, artistic and personal sensibilities. If you're German multi-media artist Anselm Kiefer, it's not only entirely possible, but also an undertaking that feels as though it's been compelled into existence, as seen in this poetic new documentary from filmmaker Wim Wenders. This inventive, intimate look into the life, work and beliefs of this artistic icon examines how his upbringing and major influences shaped the person Kiefer ultimately became, one of the most prolific, diverse and challenging creatives of the 20th Century. Through interviews with the artist, archive and contemporary footage of his work, and interpretive reenactments of Kiefer as an eminently curious youth and as a bold innovator as a young adult, viewers witness how he emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the art world in the nature, content and messages of his creations. The film explores his mythological, metaphysical and philosophical insights, along with his relentless passion for artistically depicting Germany's role in World War II, an effort that many of his fellow countrymen found off-putting but that he insisted must not be forgotten or ignored, despite widespread public opinion to the contrary. Then there's the establishment of his Gesamtkunstwerk - or "universal artwork" - at his 35-hectare compound community in Barjac, France, an attempt at manifesting a work of art incorporating as many different types of creations as possible, truly a world unto itself. All of this is accomplished through a narrative that's more thematically driven than one providing a rote laundry list of accomplishments. Because of this, viewers unfamiliar with Kiefer's work, history and influences may find the film somewhat difficult to follow at times, but that's more than compensated for by Wenders' stunning cinematography, especially its brilliant employment of 3-D technology, a practice virtually unheard of in documentary work. Given the unconventional nature of "Anselm," the picture clearly won't appeal to everyone, including those enamored with documentaries. However, for those seeking something different, inspiring and beautiful to look at, this one is made for you.

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