The documentary “Anselm: The Rush of Time” allows viewers to experience Kiefer’s work through the senses.
Wim Wenders’ film about Anselm Kiefer celebrates the artist’s visual worlds. Kiefer shares many things with the director, including experiences of great speechlessness in post-war Germany.
Filmmaker Wim Wenders sheds light on the life and work of artist Anselm Kiefer. Past and present merge, as does the boundary between film and painting, and the viewer is completely immersed in Kiefer’s world. As one of Germany’s most important contemporary artists, Anselm Kiefer has dealt in particular with National Socialism and the Holocaust and today lives and works on a huge estate in Barjac, France.
The great thing about the film is that it really gives the audience time to look at Kiefer’s works in peace, to experience them sensually. No hectic cuts, no breathless ride through five decades of the artist’s life and work.
First impressions can be found in the trailer for ‘Anselm’ on YouTube.