3.5 In structural terms this is a standard documentary: talking heads, sporadic recreations, lots of the art and some family memorabilia. It does all of those documentary things very well and much of the discussion is compelling. But what emerges is little short of remarkable: we are seeing one of the early giants of modernism and abstraction finally being given due recognition.
[FICM] A documentary that approaches the figure of the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint and claims her as an important part of abstract painting, which represents a rewriting of the 20th century History of Art. This produces discomfort because reinterprets the position of relevant male artists. The form does not pose great proposals, but the film captures the fascination of the discovery of such an important figure.