7.9/10
2,194
30 user 59 critic

Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time (2001)

Rivers and Tides (original title)
Portrait of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature.
7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Leaning into the Wind follows artist Andy Goldsworthy on his exploration of the world and himself through ephemeral and permanent workings on the landscape, cities and with his own body.

Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer
Stars: Andy Goldsworthy, Holly Goldsworthy
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 1943, the year in which the first A-bomb was built, Albert Hofmann discovered LSD, a substance that was to become an A-bomb of the mind. Fractions of a milligram are enough to turn our ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Witz
Stars: Trevor J. Roling, Hanspeter Müller, Mario Scarabelli
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

Director: Jamie Uys
Stars: Paddy O'Byrne
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Twenty-something Ana, now living in Buenos Aires, returns to her native city of Paraná. She meets old school mates, old friends, makes new ones, and starts to rethink her life, and perhaps change her future.

Director: Celina Murga
Stars: Camila Toker, Ignacio Uslenghi, Juan Cruz Díaz la Barba
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette
Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier
Gabbeh (1996)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When an old couple washes their gabbeh - a type of Persian rug - a young woman magically appears and tells them her life story.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Stars: Shaghayeh Djodat, Hossein Moharami, Rogheih Moharami
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, was one of the great minds of all time.

Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Stephen Hawking, Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence.

Director: Steve James
Stars: Tio Hardiman, Ameena Matthews, Toya Batey
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young woman inherits a mansion, only to discover that it is haunted by witches and evil spirits.

Director: Rafael Baledón
Stars: Rosita Arenas, Abel Salazar, Rita Macedo
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A careless art student is kicked out of school because of poor attendance and lack of interest. His friend gets a job to manage a restaurant. They bet over who will be first to "process" the waitress.

Director: Júlíus Kemp
Stars: Baltasar Kormákur, Steinn Ármann Magnússon, Ingibjörg Stefánsdóttir
C'est la vie (1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Julie Bataille, Richard Berry
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

At Zabriskie Point, United States' lowest point, two perfect strangers meet; an undergraduate dreamer and a young hippie student who start off an unrestrained romance, making love on the dusty terrain.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Andy Goldsworthy ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

Portrait of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Andy Goldsworthy working with time.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Germany | Finland | UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Andy Goldsworthy: Rivers & Tides - Working with Time See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,200,276

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,260,544
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

Thanks a lot to ... the people of Penpont ... and the wallers. The wallers were people who helped build the walls. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
3.5 stars (out of 4)
15 October 2002 | by mwestonSee all my reviews

This German documentary, in English, is about a Scottish environmental sculptor named Andy Goldsworthy. He makes art from objects he finds in nature. For example, early in the film we see him taking sections of icicles and "gluing" them together with a little moisture into a serpentine shape that seems to repeatedly go through a vertical rock.

Of course, the icicles melt, but that transience is a part of most of Goldsworthy's work. He goes to a site and gets a feeling for it, deciding intuitively what to make that day. He talks of having a "dialog" with the rocks and other materials that he works with, attempting to work *with* rather than against them. It might be stones, or flowers, or leaves, or sticks. The sculpture might last for minutes or years, or might not even last long enough to be completed and photographed. The work seems to be more of a process than a goal.

The film, and the work, is beautiful, inspiring, and thought provoking. It moves pretty slowly, which is appropriate for the material, but you should be sure to go when you have had a good night's sleep. But do go if you have the opportunity.

Search the web for some other pages about Andy Goldsworthy or to read about his local sculpture at Stanford University. There are also several books available with photographs of his sculptures.

My thoughts: Skip reading this part if you want to find what this film means to you completely independently. I recall a couple of ideas that occurred to me while watching the film which I thought I would share for those of you still reading. First, the transitory nature of much of Andy Goldsworthy's work reminded me of the natural ebb and flow of human life. We're born, we live, and eventually we die. That's natural, and that's also naturally a part of Goldsworthy's art.

The other thought was to be awestruck with the way that Goldsworthy has managed to integrate his passion and his work so thoroughly into his life. Most of us have work which is tolerated at best, a life which we hardly notice living, and passions which we really mean to spend more time on, if we even remember what they are. Andy Goldsworthy has managed to create an amalgam of all of these aspects of his life that looks like it works very well, and is nourishing for him and those around him. Wow.

Seen on 8/28/2002.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 30 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed