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Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow 2011

Critics score:
79 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Manohla Dargis, New York Times: The camera movements are graceful, almost ethereal, yet the objects themselves - with their impastos of organic and inorganic materials, their metaphoric resonances, historical allusions and intimations of war - feel unmistakably weighty. Read more

Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out: Breathtaking imagery competes with a scary lack of human interest in this hypnotic, potentially alienating documentary about German sculptor Anselm Kiefer. Read more

Alison Willmore, AV Club: Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow attempts to let Kiefer's art, and the process by which it's made, speak for itself. Read more

Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times: "Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow" is that rare art documentary - one that places the art front and center, not as an adjunct to its maker's biography. Read more

Scott Tobias, NPR: A documentary that focuses rigorously on process and atmosphere at the expense of context and engagement. Read more

V.A. Musetto, New York Post: A daunting work that will please movie lovers willing to invest their time and intellect. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, Shot in widescreen CinemaScope, Fiennes' film is a mesmerizing spectacle that asserts its own pace... Read more

Dave Calhoun, Time Out: It's rare to have the chance to watch an artist at work at length, and that's what Sophie Fiennes offers with her immersive documentary about German artist Anselm Kiefer. Read more

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Melissa Anderson, Village Voice: In equal parts mesmerizing and disorienting, Over Your Cities (the title comes from the biblical story of Lilith) plunges viewers into the earth, wind, and fire of Kiefer's massive-scale projects. Read more