Walking on Water

Italy / USA, Feature Documentary, 2018, 100 min

Breathtaking and exhilarating. Deadline Hollywood​

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.

Directed by Andrey M. Paounov

Colorado Premiere

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