The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

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Five seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

United States | 2018 | 75 min
English, Dutch | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Thomas Piper
Sound mixing: Bill Donnely
Editing: Sarah Pellegrini, Thomas Piper, Rachel Shuman, Corinne Van der Borch
Producer: Elena Hill, Thomas Piper
Composer: Charles Gansa, David Jonsson
Director: Thomas Piper


Quebec Premiere

Thomas Piper’s documentary presents the life and work of Piet Oudolf, a revolutionary figure in landscape architecture. Renowned for his public spaces including New York’s High Line and Chicago’s Lurie Garden, Oudolf redefined the concept of the garden by transforming landscaped spaces into works of art. This film takes a singularly aesthetic approach, delving into Oudolf’s creative practice and stunning sketches. We discover an artist of the living world, inspired by the poetry of nature and a profound respect for his environment.

DOC NYC, USA (2018)
Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland (2018)
Berkshire International Film Festival, USA (2018)
Asolo Art Film Festival, Italy (2019)
Dokuarts, Germany (2019)


Thomas Piper

Thomas Piper is an award-winning non-fiction filmmaker, specializing in documenting the contemporary arts. He has directed, photographed and edited on more than 25 films on contemporary painters, sculptors, photographers, architects and writers.
Piper's 2008 film, Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments, won the Best Film for Television award at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in Montreal. In 2009, he was commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum to make the 40 minute film, Art, Architecture, and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum, a documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright museum building. His 2012 feature length documentary, Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line, was broadcast on PBS affiliates around the country, and accepted for over 25 festivals around the world. Other subjects have included the artists Sol Lewitt and Kiki Smith, the writer James Salter, the art historian Vincent Scully, the architects Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Jean Nouvel and Thom Mayne, and MacArthur “genius” grant winner, Jeanne Gang.

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Filmography | Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (2018) ; Inventing Cornell Tech: The Vision (2015) ; Eduardo de Almeida: Arquiteto da Medida Justa (2014) ; Diller, Scofidio & Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line (2012) ; Sol Lewitt: Wall Drawings (2010)

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