Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

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Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow
Film poster – Over You Cites Grass Will Grow.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySophie Fiennes
Produced bySophie Fiennes
Émilie Blézat
Kees Kasander
Music byJörg Widmann
György Ligeti
CinematographyRemko Schnorr
Edited byEthel Shepherd
Amoeba Film
Kasander Film Company
Release date
  • 16 May 2010 (2010-05-16) (Cannes)
Running time
105 minutes

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow is a 2010 Sophie Fiennes documentary about the German industrial artist Anselm Kiefer's creation of a gesamtkunstwerk in an abandoned factory complex outside Barjac, France.[1][2][3] Kiefer moved to the South of France from Germany in 1993 and began creating his art installation, "La Ribaute" on 35 acres of land belonging to an old silk factory.[4] The film begins with a lengthy silence to show the tunnels and spaces the artist created before showing the artist and his process in creating the installation and a large landscape painting. The film opened at Cannes in 2010 as a special screening.[5][6][7][8][9][10]


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  2. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (16 May 2012). "Cannes film festival review – Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  3. ^ Dargis, Manohla (9 August 2011). "Touring an Artist's Pre-Apocalyptic Realm". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  4. ^ Harrison, Rodney (December 2011). "Surface assemblages. Towards an archaeology in and of the present". Archaeological Dialogues. 18 (02): 141–161. doi:10.1017/S1380203811000195.
  5. ^ V.A. Musetto (9 August 2011). "'Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow' movie, directed by Sophie Fiennes, opens in NYC". NYPOST.com. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Festival de Cannes - From 15th to 26th May 2013". Festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  7. ^ Tobias, Scott (10 August 2011). "Movie Review - 'Grass Will Grow' On Abandoned Factory Art Project". NPR. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow - Film Calendar". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  9. ^ O'Hehir, Andrew (11 August 2011). ""Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow": Inside Anselm Kiefer's apocalyptic theme park". Salon.com. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  10. ^ Sheri Linden (6 January 2012). "Movie review: 'Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 March 2013.

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