Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (2011)

Sophie Fiennes records Anselm Kiefer, as the 65-year-old world-renowned artist creates a spectacular architectonic landscape. "In 1993 (Kiefer) left his native Germany and settled in Barjac in France, where he bought a derelict silk… More

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Release Date: February 26, 2013
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

"Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow" is that rare art documentary - one that places the art front and center, not as an adjunct to its maker's biography.

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Alison Willmore
AV Club

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow attempts to let Kiefer's art, and the process by which it's made, speak for itself.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Despite its overall tone of cataclysm and condemnation, Kiefer's monstrous works sing more than they shriek. This is highly personal artwork writ in a grand, towering script, and all the more intellectually and artistically legible for it.

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Scott Tobias
NPR

A documentary that focuses rigorously on process and atmosphere at the expense of context and engagement.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Breathtaking imagery competes with a scary lack of human interest in this hypnotic, potentially alienating documentary about German sculptor Anselm Kiefer.

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

It's a mesmerizing experience and a must-see for anyone interested in the artistic aspects of filmmaking, as well as those who are interested in Kiefer's work.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

Shot in widescreen CinemaScope, Fiennes' film is a mesmerizing spectacle that asserts its own pace...

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

A daunting work that will please movie lovers willing to invest their time and intellect.

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Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow provides a series of evocative but also elusive compositions, as well as some contemplations.

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