Walking on Water

2018 | Italy | NR | 105 min.


Garden Theater - Frankfort Tue, Jul 23, 2019 6:00 PM
Garden Theater - Frankfort Tue, Jul 23, 2019 9:00 PM
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Sat, Aug 3, 2019 9:00 AM
Film Info
Movies Around the Bay
Release Year:2018
Runtime:105 min.
Production Country:Italy
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Andrey Paounov
Produced by:Valeria Giampietro
Izabella Tzenkova
Editing By:Andrey Paounov
Anastas Petkov


After the passing of his wife and collaborator Jean-Claude, inimitable environmental artist Christo (he of The Gates in Central Park) finally commences work on a long-gestating project that will invite visitors to Italy's picturesque Lake Iseo to experience the sensation of walking on water. An epic undertaking that involves building floating walkways spanning over 1.9 miles, the process of bringing this magnificent vision to life is chronicled in director Andrey Paounov's documentary that delightfully reveals an irascible genius at work—tantrums and all. Taking you behind the scenes of this daunting feat of logistics and planning, you'll enjoy a taste of what it was like to see this impermanent artwork in person—to not only behold the surreal and transfixing beauty of this remarkable achievement, but to also feel a bit of the joy. And it is the joy that will most stay with you—the joy of creation, of artistic expression, and of a dream realized.