Leaning into the Wind
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Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer
2017, UK, Germany, 93 minutes
Sixteen years after the release of the ground‐breaking film Rivers and Tides director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with Andy Goldsworthy. Leaning into the Wind follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes at the same time even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects.From urban Edinburgh and London to the South of France and New England, each environment he encounters becomes a fresh kaleidoscopic canvas for his art. A lushly‐visualized travelogue, Goldsworthy’s work and Thomas Riedelsheimer’s exquisite cinematography redefine landscape and inextricably tie human life to the natural world.
“Leaning Into the Wind will inspire anyone who sees it to look for the beauty in every gust, to admire how nature constantly rearranges itself, and us along with it. Even at its most self-conflicted, this is a fascinating reminder that some art wasn’t made to be owned.” — DAVID EHRLICH, Indiewire