Five Seasons - The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

(orig. Five Seasons - The Gardens of Piet Oudolf)

  • Five Seasons - The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

United States, Netherlands 2018Language:English, DutchSubtitles:GermanDirector:Thomas PiperCinematographer:Thomas PiperEditor:Thomas Piper, Sara Pellegrini, Rachel Shuman, Corinne van der BorchMusic:Davíð Þór Jónsson, Charles GansaSound:Bill DonnellyProducer:Thomas PiperProduction Company:Five Seasons MediaDistributor:Thomas Piper76 min, Colour

The name Piet Oudolf, Dutch garden designer and landscape architect, famous for projects such as the New York High Line - designed in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro - stands for a new garden art. „Plants are like characters, I stage them, and I compose with them”, this is how Oudolf describes his artistic approach. Thomas Piper’s evocative film portrait uncovers Oudolf’s creative processes and views, starting from the first sketches and conceptual designs, through his philosophical and aesthetical credos, up to the ecological implications of his work. Thus, the filmmaker manages to convey the emotional spectrum of an art, which centers its attention on the beauty of transience.

Director's Biography:Thomas Piper is an award-winning filmmaker primarily focused on making documentaries about contemporary art and architecture. As the director of the Checkerboard Film Foundation he is responsible for direction, camera and film editing.