Walking on Water
CAST: Christo DIRECTOR: Andrey Paounov TUESDAY FILM SERIES
Bulgarian director Andrey Paounov's documentary chronicles famed environmental artist Christo's first major project after the death of his wife and long-time collaborator Jeanne-Claude. With the help of his logistics team, he overcomes numerous challenges to realize his 2016 masterpiece "The Floating Piers": a surreal yellow floating walkway on Italy's Lake Iseo.
Watching the eccentric luddite Christo bringing the installation to life is like watching a magician perform a drawn-out magic trick.Bedatri D. Choudhury, Hyperallergic
Rollicking... Christo strikes a fascinating figure, a tireless, uncompromising artist who thinks his work is, on the one hand, totally useless, but shows childlike joy when things finally work out.Mark Peranson, Cinema Scope
The artist's forceful character does battle with technology, bureaucracy, corruption and the elements, resulting in an installation of stunning beauty and a documentary that delights in capturing the act of creation.Jay Weissberg, Variety