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National Gallery (2014)

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A documentary that goes inside one of the great museums of the world: The National Gallery in London.

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Frederick Wiseman
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Leanne Benjamin Leanne Benjamin ... Ballet - Machina pour Metamorphosis
Kausikan Rajeshkumar Kausikan Rajeshkumar ... Récital - Ludwig van Beethoven, sonate pour piano Op. 31 No 3
Jo Shapcott Jo Shapcott ... Ecrit et la par - Poème 'Calisto's song'
Edward Watson Edward Watson ... Ballet - Machina pour Metamorphosis
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The National Gallery in London is one of the great museums of the world with 2400 paintings from the 13th to the end of the 19th century. Almost every human experience is represented in one or the other of the paintings. The sequences of the film show the public in various galleries; the education programs, and the scholars, scientists and curators, studying, restoring and planning the exhibitions. The relation between painting and storytelling is explored. Written by Directors' Fortnight

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Meserere Mei, Deus
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Arranged by Nico Muhly
Performed by Aurora Orchestra
Conducted by Nick Collon (as Nicholas Collon)
® DECCA
[Ballet: Machina pour Metamorphosis]
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Beautiful, fascinating
10 September 2015 | by marsupial3300See all my reviews

If you are familiar with Wiseman's work, you know that he is a true documentarian. No Michael Moore-type bias, no opinions, just a pure document for you to do with what you will. I enjoyed every minute and learned much about the day-to-day life in London's National Gallery. I loved the staff lectures on different paintings, the restoration sections were fascinating, and even the board meetings were interesting (even though I hate meetings in real life LOL).

I'm only sorry Frederick Wiseman is getting older and cannot be with us for another 80 years so he can make even more documentaries. Brilliant, beautiful, sublime….


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France | USA | UK

Language:

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Release Date:

8 October 2014 (France) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,049, 9 November 2014

Gross USA:

$253,941

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$354,971
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