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Wrapped Reichstag, The (Dem Deutschen Volke)

Wrapped Reichstag, The

The wrapping of the Reichstag in 1995 marked the phenonemal ending for an artistic project which had hovered in the utopian world of the possible and impossible for more than two decades.
More than five million visitors, a once in a-lifetime event for Berlin, convincing proof of what art can still achieve today: visionary thinking as a gigantic, quickly transitory manifestation, art as a public festival, a media spectacle, the catalyst for a rare passionate political and aesthetic debate.
The most dramatic and moving moments, the foolhardiness of the enterprise, the joy reflected in the eyes of the artists and the visitors. The film shows art as being a spectacle born of the archaic and of timeless beauty and fascination.
Category Documentary
Directors Joerg Daniel Hissen, Wolfgang Hissen
Screenplay Joerg Daniel Hissen, Wolfgang Hissen
Cinematography Jörg Widmer, Albert Maysles, Eric Tupin
Dirk Grau, Gotz Filenius
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Les Ton Tons, Jammin Unit And Walker
Cast Jeanne-Claude Christo
Producers Joerg Daniel Hissen, Wolfgang Hissen
Production Company Estwest/Cologne, in co-production with ZDF, ARTE, Ex Nihilo/Paris
Runtime 98 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Versions German, English, French
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Chicago 96, Sao Paulo 96, Paris 96: Biennale des Films sur l'Art, Marseille 97
With backing from Centre National de la Cinématographie, Paris, Plan d'action 16:9 de l'Union Européenne
German Distributor Ventura Film/Berlin

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