Beuys

Beuys

Deutschland 2015-2017, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Joseph Beuys, the man with the hat, the felt and the 'fat corner'. Thirty years after his death he feels like a visionary who was, and still is, ahead of his time. He was the first German artist to be given a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York whilst at home in Germany his work was often still derided as the 'most expensive trash of all time'. Once asked if he was indifferent to such comments he retorted: 'Yes. I want to expand people's perceptions.'

Andres Veiel lets the artist speak for himself. From previously unpublished audio and video footage Veiel creates an associative, porous portrait which, like the artist himself, opens up spaces for ideas rather than proclaiming statements. Beuys boxes, chats, lectures, explains art to a dead hare and asks: 'Do you want to instigate a revolution without laughter?' But we also experience the man, the teacher and the Green Party candidate. Once, shortly before his death, he consents to being photographed without his hat. Veiel's film makes visible the contradictions and tensions which gave rise to Beuys' Gesamtkunstwerk. Beuys' expanded concept of art feeds directly into today's social, political and moral debates.

Source: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Andres Veiel
Screenplay:Andres Veiel (Konzept)
Director of photography:Jörg Jeshel
Assistant camera:Clemens Barth
Animation:Johannes Braun, Toby Cornish
Editing:Stephan Krumbiegel, Olaf Voigtländer
Sound design:Matthias Lempert
Sound:Hubertus Müll
Audio mixing:Matthias Lempert
Research:Monika Preischl (Archiv), Julia Rose
Music:Ulrich Reuter, Damian Scholl
Participation:Joseph Beuys
Production company:zero one film GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:TERZ Filmproduktions GmbH (Köln), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Baden-Baden), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Thomas Kufus
Co-Producer:Claudia Steffen, Christoph Friedel
Producer (TV):Martina Zöllner (SWR), Simone Reuter (SWR), Christiane Hinz (WDR)
Line producer:Melanie Berke
Unit production manager:Melanie Berke
Shoot:09.03.2015-30.09.2015:
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:107 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:s/w + Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.04.2017, 167430, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 14.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 18.05.2017

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Beuys
Weiterer Titel (DE) Joseph Beuys - Die Revolution sind wir!

Versions

Original

Length:107 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:s/w + Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.04.2017, 167430, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 14.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 18.05.2017
 

Awards

Gilde Filmpreis 2017
Gilde Filmpreis, Bester Dokumentarfilm
 
FBW 2017
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll