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John Berger or The Art of Looking (2016)

Art, politics and motorcycles: on the occasion of his 90th birthday John Berger or The Art of Looking is an intimate portrait of the writer and art-critic whose ground-breaking work on seeing has shaped our understanding for over five decades. How paintings become narratives and stories turn into images, rarely does anybody demonstrate this as poignantly as Berger. The seeing is his life subject,... See full summary »

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Cordelia Dvorak

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Cast overview:
John Berger ... Himself - Subject
Selçuk Demirel Selçuk Demirel ... Himself
Katya Berger Andreadakis Katya Berger Andreadakis ... Herself (as Katya Berger)
Michael Dibb Michael Dibb ... Himself
John Christie John Christie ... Himself
Jean Mohr Jean Mohr ... Himself
Yves Berger Yves Berger ... Himself
Louis Sauge Louis Sauge ... Himself
Vincent Berger Vincent Berger ... Himself
Simon McBurney ... Himself
Hans-Jürgen Balmes Hans-Jürgen Balmes ... Himself
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Art, politics and motorcycles: on the occasion of his 90th birthday John Berger or The Art of Looking is an intimate portrait of the writer and art-critic whose ground-breaking work on seeing has shaped our understanding for over five decades. How paintings become narratives and stories turn into images, rarely does anybody demonstrate this as poignantly as Berger. The seeing is his life subject, the "looking eye" his intellectual burning glass. From conviction he lived and worked for decades in a small mountain village in the French Alps. The nearness to nature and the world of the peasants belonged antipodically to him as well as his motorcycle that for him deals so much with presence, and so with drawing and writing. Covering an astonishing range of topics and art-forms, Berger's work is founded also on artistic dialogues. Echoing some of these most unusual and astonishing collaborations birthday John Berger or The Art of Looking introduces Berger's art of looking with theatre ...

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Country:

Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

9 November 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

John Berger: The Wonder of Seeing See more »

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