Walking on Water

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    Walking on Water

    Directed by

    Italy, USA

    2018

    100 min

    • English
    • Italian

    Documentary

    TIFF Docs - Toronto IFF

    WALKING ON WATER follows internationally renowned environmental artist — and Paounov's fellow countryman — Christo on his quest to realize "The Floating Piers," originally conceived in 1970 by Christo and his late wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude. In 2016, seven years after Jeanne-Claude's death, this stunning, site-specific masterpiece — which allows visitors to walk across a great stretch of water, buoyed by polyethylene cubes draped in luminous yellow fabric — was finally cleared to be mounted 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.

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    Cast
    Christo
    Cinematography
    Simone D'Arcangelo
    Anastas Petkov
    Pietro Daviddi
    Antonio Ferrera
    Snejina Latev
    Martina Cocco
    Debora Vrizzi
    Wedigo Von Schultzendorff
    Franco Piroli
    Editing
    Andrey Paounov
    Anastas Petkov
    Music
    Saunder Jurriaans
    Danny Bensi
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    Andrey M Paounov

    Andrey M Paounov

    Bulgaria

    Usually people tell you all the good things when the camera is off.

    Andrey M Paounov graduated from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2000, and started working on what would become an award-winning creative nonfiction trilogy on the absurdities of the post-communist transition.

    His first documentary feature, Georgi and the Butterflies, won the Silver Wolf at IDFA in 2004. THE MOSQUITO PROBLEM AND OTHER STORIES (2008) - his second documentary feature was included in the 46th International Critics' Week of the Cannes Film Festival 2007. THE BOY WHO WAS A KING (2011), Andrey's third full-length documentary, premiered at Toronto International Film Festival.

    Andrey’s latest documentary, WALKING ON WATER (2018) had its world premiere at Locarno International Film Festival in August 2018. It has been distributed in cinemas in Germany, United States, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, The Netherlands and others.

    JANUARY (2020) is Andrey’s fiction feature directorial debut

    Selected Filmography