CH-07. Walking on Water
Italy / USA, Feature Documentary, 2018, 100 min
This film follows internationally renowned artist Christo on his quest to realize “The Floating Piers,” originally conceived in 1970 by him and his late wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude. In 2016, seven years after Jeanne-Claude's death, this stunning, site-specific masterpiece was finally cleared to be mounted for 16 days on Italy's Lake Iseo, which lies at the foot of the Alps. But securing a location proved to be only the first step in a tumultuous process of creative problem solving and prickly negotiations. Walking on Water is an illuminating portrait of a master artist and the arduous business of bringing an ambitious work to life (Floating Piers attracted more than 1.2 million visitors) and gives us a rare and entertaining look into Christo and his stunning masterpiece. Subtitled.
Breathtaking and exhilarating. Deadline Hollywood
Directed by Andrey M. PaounovColorado Premiere