Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child
Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child (2012)

Gottfried Helnwein and The Dreaming Child offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the creation of The Child Dreams, an opera designed by world-famous Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein for the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv in 2010. Based on the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 23, 2012
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2013
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

This repetitive documentary from Lisa Kirk Colburn banally strings Gottfried Helnwein's musings together with creative wrangles ...

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Jonathan Kiefer
Village Voice

Suffers some dramatic slackness from the inevitable drawing board tedium of performance preparation.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Thanks, Gottfried, but exploitation does not equal art.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

A lack of focus and a meandering approach afflict this study of an artist at work.

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Andrew Schenker
Time Out

It reduces Helnwein to simply being a determined, intransigent creative type.

Abhimanyu Das
Slant Magazine

Much of the doc plays like a moderately well produced but tediously uncritical making-of feature that could easily have been included on the opera's DVD release.

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