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About Anselm

Shot over a two-year period, Anselm is a potent portrait of a five-decade career. A technical tour de force, this epic film matches the scale of Kiefer Anselm’s installations and captures the cavernous ateliers in which the artist thinks and toils.

Wenders’ focus is directed towards Kiefer’s working methodology and the forces that shaped it, but it also explores human existence and the cyclical nature of history, inspired by literature, poetry, philosophy, science, mythology and religion.