The International Festival of Films on Art Online - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020

Flower Punk

United States | 2019 | 29 min
Japanese, English | Subtitles in English
Cast: Azuma Makoto
Editing: Jen Fineran, Brian Goetz
Music: Tom Deis, Ilan Isakov
Cinematographer: Marc Silver
Director: Alison Klayman

Synopsis

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Canadian Premiere

An intimate portrait of Azuma Makoto, a Japanese artist obsessed with the life and death of flowers and known for having sent her floral sculptures both into space and to the bottom of the ocean.

DOC NYC, USA (2019)
IDFA, Netherlands (2019)
Miami Film Festival, USA (2020)
VERA Film Festival, Finland (2020)

Directors

Alison Klayman

Alison Klayman's directorial debut "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" about the Chinese artist and activist premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where it was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance. The film was released theatrically around the globe and shortlisted for the Academy Award. In her newest documentary "The Brink" she takes on former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, following him for over a year as he tries to promote his brand of extreme nationalism and unite the far-right anti-immigrant parties of Europe. After its Sundance premiere this year, Variety called the film "impeccably crafted...an engaging and enraging, disturbing and highly revealing movie." In his New York Times Critic's Pick review, A.O Scott wrote "it's a fast-moving, tightly packed, at times unnervingly entertaining documentary.”

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry ; The 100 Years Show ; Take Your Pills ; The Brink

Screenings playing this movie