Erik van Lieshout is a lot (provoca­tive, surprising, exhi­bi­tion­istic), but every­thing but boring. Just as in his short work and video instal­la­tions, in this docu­men­tary the artist cheer­fully flouts all cine­mato­graphic laws. The result is a fasci­nating peek into the artist’s routine and chaotic creative process. It starts seem­ingly simple, with an invi­ta­tion to create an artwork for the Venice Bien­nale. But will Van Lieshout choose for the pres­tige of Venice or give pref­er­ence to his home­town Helmond and his family? Spoiler: He does both and ends up among the cats in the base­ment of the Hermitage.

Title: Werk
Year: 2015
Duration : 1 hour, 20 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2015

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