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- 2011, Corinna Belz, Germany, 97 min. “Magnificent and evocative...artfully and convincingly immerses us into the world of one of the greatest.” —Aaron Hillis, Village Voice Often considered the greatest living painter, Gerhard Richter is notoriously camera-averse and taciturn...which makes it all the more remarkable that director Belz was given unprecedented access to film this up-close documentary over a period of three years. She patiently gets Richter to open up about his art and life, including a moving recollection of his complete break from his East German past. But the most astounding revelations are done silently, with squeegee in hand, as we watch him evolve two new paintings in a never-ending process of dissatisfaction and revision. These paintings-in-progress scenes, the heart of the film, form a compelling illustration of Richter’s credo, “Painting is another form of thinking.” In German and English with English subtitles. HDCAM video. (MR)
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