An uncensored look into the artistic process and personal relationships of Christo, an artist known for his large-scale installations. Ten years after the passing of his wife and partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together.
The brilliant mind and elaborate process of the great environmental artist Christo is captured in all of its spectacle in this documentary portrait. The stalwart plight of the artist, equally absurd, euphoric, and dangerous, is perfectly captured amidst Christo’s epic effort to rethink a landscape.
A brilliant work demonstrating how much effort goes into creating a brilliant work. This is a film of juxtaposition between chaos and serenity, between labor and art, between pain and satisfaction. Christo has a manic energy, pausing only for times of true inspiration. Minutes after Christo's manager screams at a man that he's fired the score swells and we see the sheer magnitude of the walkway's beauty. I loved it.
I was intrigued by this documentary. It was very different than any other documentary I've seen before. It showed the highs and lows of the project. How he spent years to get to where he wanted to be is amazing. The places he went to tell people about the project. what was off for me was the times there was weird music in places where there would be a voice explaining what was going on. You had to interpret alot here
What Christo did in Italy is SO amazing. The fact that he was able to pull off this massive project puts me in aw. Christo and his team put lots of time and effort into this project. They were told that 45,000 people was the max but had over 55,000 people. The director Andrey Paounov did a great job getting an inside look on behind the scene. This allowed the public to see all the work put into the final product.
I was very intrigued by how Cristo pulled off this large scale installation in the middle of a lake in Italy. Andrey Paounov who directed Walking On Water extracted through hours of footage where his shots were a combination of others and what the process took to complete this artwork. "The Floating Piers" leaves you astonished and wanting to learn more about the construction and funding.
Great documentary production : intimate and Christo and team seemed to give 100% access.
I appreciate the artwork somehow - i don’t know: the scale, colour and geometric forms enhance the environment. But it’s not walking on water, it’s walking on miles of heavy plastics which is the antithesis of environment: if “its art” and “of no use” then considering our times and the plastics, this art is highly questionable.
All of the countries that missed the opportunity to walk on water since 1970 see it really happens, to the tune of millions. Docs make everyone look human, even Christo, who remains a true auteur from the start.
I enjoyed the concept of this movie and what the artist did in making that amazing piece of art. I liked how the documentary went through the whole process of the event from start to finish. However, I did not like the five minute scenes of basically nothing going on that happened through the movie, such as two minutes of someone starting at the lake. I also though the documentary was very boring.