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Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti
Directors: Michel van Zele, Jean Marie Drot
Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2002     1hr 56min

This disc includes two marvelous films about the great surrealist artist, Alberto Giacometti, whose miniature sculptures and distinctive approach to the human body have greatly influenced modern art. What Is a Head? (Miche...  more »


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Directors: Michel van Zele, Jean Marie Drot
Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Art & Artists, Educational, Biography, History
Studio: Facets
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/15/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 56min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Giacometti lives
CavemanPlato | Riverside, Ca. United States | 04/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To see the master alive and painting in his studio, walking the streets and meeting with friends is a rare privlege and worth the price of the ticket alone. This DVD has several documentaries explore the artist's work and life. The films include beautiful filmed sequences in the studio and marvelous details of the paintings. The post-war zeitgeist and atmosphere shines through many details and gives a context to Giacometti's research. Interviews with people who knew him show the man. Ecce Homo. Outstanding job, towers above most DVDs on artists."
The splenour of A. Giacometti
zografos | 10/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Two ecxellent films with interviews of people that knew and posed for Alberto Giacometti. Also Giacometti himself. A great look into the works and ideas of the artist. Through the interviews one can sense the warmth of humane feelings the artist had in his interaction with people who happen to meet or pose for him. As one person says while meeting Giacometti: "at once you know he is offering you, he is granting you a moment, a short while, a moment which lets you be with him". The films manage to give you a chance to "meet" with Giacometti."
Very interesting
O. Cardon | new york, NY United States | 10/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is fascinating to see from up so close the life of an artistic legend. There is also a good biography on him out recently (can't remember). Great footage and takes that I did not know existed. Strongly recommend it if you are a Giacometti fan or just interested in discovering more about him.