Sophie Fiennes
English film director and producer
Sophie Fiennes
Sophia Victoria Twisleton Wykeham-Fiennes, known as Sophie Fiennes, is an English film director and producer.
Biography
Sophie Fiennes's personal information overview.
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Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow - Riverfront Times
Google News - over 5 years
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow is Sophie Fiennes' (yes, Ralph is her brother) intimate look at Kiefer and his work process. The Webster Film Series screens the documentary at 7:30 pm Friday through Sunday (September 16 through 18) at Moore Auditorium
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Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (Webster Film Series, September 16-18) - Play by Play
Google News - over 5 years
Kiefer's ongoing work at La Ribaute is the subject of Sophie Fiennes' documentary Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, and her approach to creating this film is as unusual as the world it documents. She takes a highly observational approach to her subject
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Fall Guide 2011: Film - Nashville Scene
Google News - over 5 years
Compare portraits of two equally driven but vastly different artists: superstar Spanish molecular-gastronomy chef Ferran Adria (El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, Oct. 16-18) and German painter/sculptor Anselm Kiefer (Sophie Fiennes' Over Your Cities Grass
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Downtown Express, Art Car: The Movie in Cinema Arts Festival Houston 2011 ... - Houston Press (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Over Your Cities The Grass Will Grow, Sophie Fiennes' profile of artist Anselm Kiefer. The festival will also include Cinema on the Verge, a series of video installations by Leeson, King, Matreyek and Majewski. More films and talent will be confirmed
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A Question of Timing - The Smart Set
Google News - over 5 years
In a scene near the beginning of Sophie Fiennes' recent movie about Anselm Kiefer — Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow — we find the artist throwing dust and dirt over a large grey painting depicting forlorn tree trunks in a forest nearby
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Zwischen Film und Kunst. Storyboards von Hitchcock bis Spielberg - Textem
Google News - over 5 years
2006 documentary directed and produced by Sophie Fiennes. Untertitel: Das Kino ist die ultimative perverse Kunst. Es gibt dir nicht, was du begehrst. Jean-Luc Godard - Geschichte(n) des Kinos, Filmedition Suhrkamp. Hier geht es auch um freie
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BBC Radio 3 Presents 50 Pieces of Music from 50 Years by 50 Composers - News On News
Google News - over 5 years
Those sharing their passion for a particular work include the artist Tacita Dean, novelist Mark Haddon, filmmaker Sophie Fiennes, theatre director Katie Mitchell, choreographer Siobhan Davies, composers Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Howard Skempton,
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'Over Your Cities' takes a closer look at the work of Anselm Kiefer - HollywoodSoapbox.com
Google News - over 5 years
Much of the 105-minute movie, directed by Sophie Fiennes and currently playing at New York City's Film Forum, is void of any dialogue, plot or subtext. The main character isn't even Kiefer himself, but rather his art installations in and around La
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"Don't Be Afraid of the Dark": Voices in the basement - Salon
Google News - over 5 years
By Andrew O'Hehir Here's a summer vacation unlike any other: Sophie Fiennes' highly unconventional documentary "Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow" takes you inside the symbolic and apocalyptic world of German artist Anselm Kiefer, who has spent almost
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Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow - bestofneworleans.com
Google News - over 5 years
Reportedly, it's a very theatrical experience to tour his array of art and architecture, and it makes sense why filmmaker Sophie Fiennes set out to make the documentary Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow. It succeeds in tempting a viewer to consider a
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Looking for inspiration? Check out some of thes art-process documentaries. - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Sophie Fiennes / August 2011 (”...a record of Anselm Kiefer, the 65-year-old world-renowned artist, as he creates a spectacular architectonic landscape….”) I found myself drifting and thinking about other films I have seen that document the process of
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Material Needs: An Interview with Sophie Fiennes, director of 'Over Your ... - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Sophie Fiennes's beautifully rigorous and wonderfully mysterious new documentary Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, an observational examination of German artist Anselm Kiefer's massive thirty-five hectare workspace/art installation in Barjuc, France,
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Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow - PopMatters
Google News - over 5 years
As the camera pans across, pushes to, and pulls away from examples of Kiefer's art, Sophie Fiennes' documentary doesn't reveal or even begin to frame its subject. Observing Kiefer, it invites you to contemplate the choice he's made, named at film's
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MOVIE REVIEW | 'OVER YOUR CITIES GRASS WILL GROW'; Touring an Artist's Pre-Apocalyptic Realm
NYTimes - over 5 years
The movie ''Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow'' is a portrait of the artist at work, though one that says as much about its British director, Sophie Fiennes, as about its stated subject, the German-born artist Anselm Kiefer. In 1993 Mr. Kiefer, perhaps the most celebrated and divisive artist of his generation -- he was born in 1945 shortly before
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Touring an Artist's Pre-Apocalyptic Realm - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
The movie “Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow” is a portrait of the artist at work, though one that says as much about its British director, Sophie Fiennes, as about its stated subject, the German-born artist Anselm Kiefer
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Following an Artist Into His Labyrinth
NYTimes - over 5 years
PARIS IN 1993 the artist Anselm Kiefer left his native Germany and moved to a derelict silk factory on 86 acres in the southern French town of Barjac. He shored up the old industrial buildings to make them habitable. Then he brought in a crew of locals to bulldoze bare land, dig a network of underground tunnels and erect concrete structures to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sophie Fiennes
    THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 36
    It was released theatrically in the UK June 2003 and screened in festivals Edinburgh, Adelaide, Israel, Amsterdam and London and in the USA at Egyptian Theatre, Redcat & Sundance Channel.
    More Details Hide Details Made for ZDF/Arte is about Les Ballets C. de la B.’s dance performance VSPRS. A the dimensions of ecstasy and trauma that form the core of the performance are captured, whilst interviews with Platel and the dancers themselves are also included. Fiennes' documentary The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, is written and presented by the philosopher and psychoanalyst, Slavoj Žižek. It was described by Time Out London as "essential viewing for cinephiles". Žižek delves into the hidden language of cinema, exploring what movies tell us about ourselves. Fiennes latest project was a feature documentary on Grace Jones. Fiennes and Žižek have completed shooting on a followup, The Pervert's Guide to Ideology. The format is similar, with Žižek speaking from within reconstructed scenes from films. This time around, the films include Full Metal Jacket, Taxi Driver, They Live and The Sound of Music.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 25
    She managed the UK based dance company, The Michael Clark Company from 1992–1994 and began making her own films in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details With Greenaway she worked on films and TV projects including Drowning by Numbers, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and Prospero's Books. She was commissioned by BBC 2’s radical arts series TX to make a film about her friend and collaborator Michael Clark. It was screened at film festivals in Monaco, Toronto and Sydney. The London contemporary arts organisation Artangel and Channel 4 (UK) commissioned the work. This film of Belgium choreographer Alain Platel's Artangel London event brought sixteen diverse amateur London choirs together to create a choral portrait of the capital. Fiennes’ feature documentary about a Pentecostal church in Los Angeles, was shot over the period of a year in South Central LA. It is an account of the charismatic ministry of Noel Jones in the Greater Bethany Church in Los Angeles.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Age 0
    Born in 1967.
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