© Production Zero One Film / Co-Production Terz Film, WDR, MDR in coorperation with ARTE / Direction Corinna Belz / Editing Stephan Krumbiegel / DoP Johann Feindt / BVK Frank Kranstedt, Dieter Stürmer / Sound Gerrit Lucas, Sven Phil Lentzen, Andreas Hildebrandt / Sound Design Dominik Schleier / Sound Mixing Martin Steyer / Line Production Tassilo Abschauer / Editorial Department Sabine Rollberg / Commissioning Editors Sabine Rollberg, Jutta Krug, Katja Wildermuth / Co-Production Christoph Friedel, Claudio Steffen / Producer Thomas Kufus / Support Media, Filmstiftung NRW, BKM, DFFF / Distribution Piffl Medien / World Sales The Match Factory
»Gerhard Richter, one of the internationally most significant contemporary artists of our times, granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio in the spring and summer of 2009 where he was working on a series of large abstract paintings. GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING offers us rare insights into the artist’s work. In quiet, highly concentrated images, the film gives us a fly-on-the-wall perspective of a very personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation. We see Richter painting. We see him observe and dialogue with his paintings. We see him contemplate, wait, reject, rework and sometimes destroy only to begin anew.
In her intelligent and perceptive film, Corinna Belz brings us closer to the complex processes of artistic creation. Our perceptions expand. The paintings themselves become the protagonists. GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING is the penetrating portrait of an artist at work – and a fascinating film about the art of seeing.«
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