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Leaning into the Wind

Part of the Documentaries Strand

Thomas Riedelsheimer

  • PG

  • 93 mins

  • 2017

  • Germany

  • English, Portuguese

Cast Andy Goldsworthy

  • Director of Photography: Thomas Riedelsheimer

  • Editor: Thomas Riedelsheimer

  • Produced by: Leslie Hills, Stefan Tolz

  • Music: Fred Frith

  • Sound Production: Christoph von Schönburg

Director Bio

Thomas Riedelsheimer

Director Bio

Thomas Riedelsheimer is a director, cameraman, editor and photographer. He studied at the Academy for Film and Television in Munich. Although his films cover a wide range of subjects, he is specialised on poetic films with stunning visuals. In 2008, Thomas Riedelsheimer and Stefan Tolz founded the production company Filmpunkt GmbH.

Body

Some 16 years after the elegantly meditative film, Rivers and Tides, acclaimed artist Andy Goldsworthy and director Thomas Riedelsheimer are reunited to look again at Goldsworthy’s unique, tactile and unusually site-specific work that celebrates and relishes harmony in natural surroundings. From the mud floor of a remote Brazilian villager's hut through to the Scottish forest near his home, the film documents Goldsworthy at work in wonderful locations and also celebrating his kinship with nature as the now 60 year-old climbs through hedgerows and trees.

This film is supported by German Films.

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