Directed by Thomas Piper (USA, 2018, 76 min.). Digital.
After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the designer and plantsman behind the project, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born. Five Seasons immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches to his theories on beauty and the ecological implications of his ideas. The film follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet. Through poetic cinematography and unique access, Five Seasons reveals all that Piet sees, and celebrates all that we as viewers have been unable to see—until now.