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Rivers and Tides

A documentary that sculpts art from nature is vividly rendered by Thomas Riedelsheimer in understanding the dreams of Scotland's Andy Goldsworthy whose work is often controlled by time.

The German director follows this thoughtful middle-aged man from Europe to North America in his fascinating creations from leaves, stones, ice, and driftwood.  Knowing that many of them are transient because of decay, wind, and melting, an oddly transcendental experience comes while viewing Rivers and Tides with this experimental handyman still able to carry on a relatively normal family life.

From the iron in rock that casts a humanly crimson image in water to a glittery, ethereal moment from a breeze, Goldsworthy's passion from solitude goes beyond still photographs.  The beauty of Riedelsheimer's documentary comes from its unpretentious straddling of temporal and mundane boundaries.

 
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