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

Witkin & Witkin

Mexico | 2018 | 90 min
Sound mixing: Lach Pablo
Editing: Márquez Jorge
Music: Heiblum Leonardo
Cinematographer: Rocha Claudio, Pérez Burchard Felipe
Director: Trisha Ziff


Quebec Premiere

Twins born in New York in 1939, artists Joel-Peter and Jerome Witkin are, respectively, a photographer and a painter. Although they are both involved in creative work, they are very different, both personally and artistically. This intimate portrait traces the childhood, development, and careers of these two fascinating men. A reflection on life, love, loss, and distance, the documentary offers a marvellous insight into the artistic expression of unique creators who, despite completely different approaches, are troublingly close. A magnificent portrait.


Trisha Ziff

Trisha is the founding director of 212BERLIN she is documentary filmmaker and curator of phototography. She has worked in the visual arts for over thirty years, running community arts workshops in both photography and film at CAMERAWORK in the East end of London and CAMERAWORK DERRY in the north of Ireland, before moving to Los Angeles and later to Mexico City.
Trisha works independently as a curator, book editor working with international publishers and in more recent years, making documentary films. Trisha is a Guggenheim scholar and recipient of many awards for funding in the USA, England and in Mexico. She has curated ast the ICP New York, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Cuatro Caminos, Centro de la Imagen, MUAC, and other museums in Mexico City. The V& A London, Kilmainham, Dublin, and many other international museums.
Filmography | Witkin & Witkin (2018); El hombre que vio demasiado (2016); La maleta mexicana (2011); Chevolution (2008)

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