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Umbrellas (1994)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 18 February 1994 (Germany)
The controversial story of the artist Christo's grand-scale environmental art project in Japan and California that ended in the tragic death of two of its spectators. At its world premiere ... See full summary »
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The controversial story of the artist Christo's grand-scale environmental art project in Japan and California that ended in the tragic death of two of its spectators. At its world premiere in 1994 at the Berlin International Film Festival, Howard Feinstein of Variety praised the film as, "highly original and structurally flawless . . . an ambitious documentary about an ambitious project." Umbrellas won The Grand Prize at the Montreal International Film Festival. It was shown at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and The Louvre Museum, Paris and on the European network ARTE. Written by Ore Shalhav

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USA

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18 February 1994 (Germany) See more »

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California, USA See more »

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Maysles Films See more »
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| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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Color
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Great and fascinating documentary!
16 December 1998 | by xplanSee all my reviews

If you like Christo's work, then you will be fascinated from the very first minute. They take you on a trip through the realisation of the project, including flashbacks on the project history and the time it needed (1984-1991) to be realised.


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