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4.0
8 Ratings

Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer
United Kingdom, 2017
Documentary

Synopsis

Leaning into the Wind follows artist Andy Goldsworthy on his exploration of the world and himself through ephemeral and permanent workings on the landscape, cities and with his own body.

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Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer

Awards & Festivals

Edinburgh International Film Festival

2017 | Special Mention: Best Documentary Feature Film

British Independent Film Awards

2017 | 2 nominations including: Best Cinematography

A friend who watched this with me said that it’s the kind of film she’d like to see again when she’s dying. That pretty much nails its meditative, melancholy tone and suits the kind of work Goldsworthy does, which is all about the ephemeral and the enduring; time and the tactile qualities of the instant.
August 10, 2018
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In Rivers and Tides, Riedelsheimer’s time-lapse discreetly avoided the expected freneticism of that shopworn technique, instead bringing the artworks’ relative stillness into relief by accelerating a tide coming in or plants growing up around them. In Leaning Into the Wind it conveys the improbable pleasure of watching sod dry.
March 08, 2018
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Because time erases or alters Mr. Goldsworthy’s sculptures, movies are the ideal medium to capture them (although with the sequel, the switch from 35-millimeter film to digital cinematography has removed some of the artisanal quality).
March 08, 2018
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