Film still from <em>Neo Rauch</em>. Image courtesy of Goethe-Institut NZ

Film still from Neo Rauch. Image courtesy of Goethe-Institut NZ

German Film Festival 2017 - Neo Rauch Gefährten und Begleiter

  • Sat 7 Oct 2017
  • 4—5:40PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • Festival tickets can be picked up from the Govett-Brewster front desk in person on the day of each screening.
  • First in – first served, unfortunately no reservations by phone or email. Please take your seat 10 mins before the film starts as otherwise empty seats will be re-allocated
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

A new documentary on one of the most successful painters of his generation.

Titled Neo Rauch – Gefährten und Begleiter (Neo Rauch – Companions and Confidants), the documentary follows artist Neo Rauch as he works in his studio and on his travels throughout Germany and abroad.

Born in Leipzig, Rauch’s pictures are mainly influenced by his own life story, especially his childhood in the GDR.

Rauch has been credited for a turn-of-the-century renaissance in German painting. Much of this is to do with his distinct figurative style, laden with East German imagery.

Nicola Graef’s documentary takes the viewer behind the scenes, into Rauch’s studio, and it offers privileged insight into the artist’s manner of thinking and seeing the world around him. The film also includes a range of expert opinions, voices that bolster our understanding about what makes Rauch one of the leading contemporary painters. – Artnet news Henri Neuendorf

German with English subtitles, 2016, Colour, 101 min., Rated Exempt, Dir. Nicola Graef


Event Info

Goethe-Institut NZ