Ten years after the passing of his wife and partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize, The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before. Documented with uncensored access to Christo and his team, Walking on Water is a cinema verite look into Christo’s process, from inception to completion of his latest large-scale art installation. The film takes the viewer on an intimate journey into Christo’s world, unmediated by interviews, voice overs or reenactments drawing the portrait of a man who deliberately places visceral experience over demagogy.
And yet, this intimate portrait of a man chasing a dream happens on the backdrop of the epic madness of it all — the complex dealings that merge between art and state politics, engineering challenges and logistical nightmares, and the sheer force of nature, captured through breathtaking aerial views and fly on the wall cameras. So, as we watch the dream unfold, we get to know the man chasing it — Christo.
Director: Andrey Paounov
Length: 100 min
Country: United States, Italy
Ticket with the price 5/3,5 € can be bouth in advance here or at Kai Art Center before the screening.
Kai Art Center is one of the screening venues of the international animation festival Animist Tallinn taking place from 18 to 21 August 2021. Animist Tallinn is a new annual animation festival that offers the audience an overview of the best contemporary films, values animation as an art form, promotes creative thinking and contributes to the distribution of Estonian animation.