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Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child

A film by Lisa Kirk Colburn

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A fascinating look at the creative process, this unique documentary explores what happens when the artist Gottfried Helnwein takes on the role of Production Designer for a never-before-seen opera written by Israel's most famous playwright, Hanoch Levin. For Helnwein, the child has always been the symbol of innocence and innocence betrayed, a motif that persists throughout much of his work. But when the Israeli Opera creative team casts an adult to play the lead child, Helnwein must fight to preserve the opera's integrity and Levin's original vision.

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What the Critics are Saying

"A wonderful look at a stunning contemporary artist." - Film Threat

"A visual feast!" - Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

"The actual production is impressive...viscerally exciting...quite breathtaking." - Film Journal

"Helnwein‘s vision is revealed as grand and arresting. The film rightly admires his work."
- Village Voice


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Features and Specifications

Format: DVD
Release Year : 2011
Running Time: 72 minutes
Color: Color

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