Walking on Water

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Walking on Water

Directed by Andrey Paounov

  • Italy, USA 2018; 100 min
  • Original version: Italian, English
  • Genre: Documentary

  • TIFF Docs - Toronto IFF

Synopsis

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.

Production

  • KOTVA FILMS

     

  • RING FILM

     

International Sales

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