JEFF WALL: IN ORDER TO MAKE A PICTURE

Directed by LU NELSON

DIRECTOR

LU NELSON

COUNTRY

CANADA

RUNNING TIME

45 mins

YEAR

2015

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Jeff Wall is Canada’s most internationally successful living artist. This intimate portrait is the first film to address his work and his working process, examining the world-renowned photographer’s unique synthesis of art history, painting and cinema, in his defiant creation of the modernist photograph. The film documents Wall at work on two contemporary projects: an elaborately staged, cinematically realized, painterly photograph Spring Snow based on an image inspired by Yukio Mishimas 1971 novel of the same name, a story of forbidden love among the turbulent society of late-Imperial Japanese aristocracy; and Woman With A Covered Tray, depicting a seemingly everyday event with his unique cinematic vision.

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