Directed by Frederick Wiseman (USA, 2014, 180 min.). DCP.
Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings. In a perpetual and dizzying game of mirrors, film watches painting watches film.
“… There can be nothing ordinary about such an extraordinary place. Furthermore, Wiseman’s special gift as a filmmaker has been to show how searching attention reveals that there really is no such thing as ordinariness. Yet, even bearing in mind those strictures, Wiseman captures some remarkable, wholly unexpected moments.”—Mark Feeney, The Boston Globe
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