Past screening

Walking on Water

Directed by: Andrey Paounov
Runtime: 1hr 40min Year: 2018
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Directed by: Andrey Paounov
Runtime: 1hr 40min Year: 2018
Country: United States, Italy
Last Screened: Mon 26th Aug 2019

Ten years after the passing of his wife and partner, Jeanne-Claude, installation artist Christo sets out to realise The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before.

Documented with uncensored access to Christo and his team, Walking on Water is a cinema verité look into Christo’s process, and the personal relationships of the world’s biggest installation artist.

Walking on Water is an intimate insight from inception to completion of Christo’s latest large-scale art installation  – and the complex dealings that merge between art and state politics, engineering challenges and logistical nightmares.

Surrounded by the breath-taking mountainous valley of Lake Iseo in North Italy – where Christo plans to float a 3 kilometre walkway to join both sides – Walking on Water also captures the sheer force of nature.