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Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow review

A 35-hect are derelict silk factory turned artist’s studio in the south of France is the otherworldly setting for Sophie Fiennes’ immersive doc.

Near dialogue free, it’s more intent on submerging us (with weighty, esoteric calm) in welding, paint-smattering and glass-smashing than explaining what drove creator Anselm Kiefer to leave his native Germany and dedicate himself to it.

Though there is an interview in which he ranges poetically on Heidegger’s philosophy on boredom: a veiled warning to anyone intolerant of Fiennes’ gentle pacing.,
 

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