FLIES AND ANGELS

a film by Niels-Christian Bolbrinker, Dr. Kerstin Stutterheim

FLIES AND ANGELS

Germany | 2008 | 92:00 min

Formal Categories

Biography / Portrait Arts Migration

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
Ilya Kabakov was born in the Ukraine in 1933. Today he is considered one of the most important contemporary artists worldwide, and there is practically no significant museum of contemporary art around the world that doesn't show at least one of his installations. With his etchings, paintings and particularly with these installations he has for decades now created a phantastic world that serves as a counterpoint to the brutal reality and its many failed visions. These installations, executed with exquisite detail, are strange and enchanted spaces. They are like film sets telling life histories, touching emotions and memories held by people everywhere. But his stories are more than personal dramas: Kabakov is one of the last great utopists, he looks disenchantedly at the debris of the 20th century but at the same time, with human warmth and a distinct imagination, he is able to envision other worlds.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Niels-Christian Bolbrinker, Dr. Kerstin Stutterheim
  • Producer Thomas Tielsch
  • Screenwriter Dr. Kerstin Stutterheim
  • Director of Photography Niels-Christian Bolbrinker
  • Editor Niels-Christian Bolbrinker
Original Languages

German

Production Company
FILMTANK GmbH
Lippmannstr. 53, 22769 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 4318610

Fax: +49 40 43186111

filmtank@filmtank.de
http://www.filmtank.de
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