Generally acknowledged as the world’s most popular living artist, the paintings and sculptures of Fernando Botero grace major institutions, private collections, and public spaces all around the globe, and yet little is known about the notoriously private artist himself. This comprehensive, beautifully photographed documentary delves deeply into the dramatic events that shaped Botero’s character, groundbreaking vision, and ambitions. Using numerous interviews with family, art experts, and some skeptics, the filmmakers traveled to 10 cities around the world, showcasing the relationship between the artist and his vast international fan base. Most compelling, however, are the insights into his process and his search for grace in a tumultuous world. Smart, vivacious, and elegant, Botero will satisfy any fan of this remarkable artist and undoubtedly earn him numerous new ones.
In competition for the Schlesinger Documentary Award.
|Running Time:||84 minutes|
|Premiere Status:||U.S. Premiere|
|Producers:||Eric Hogan, Joe Tucker|
|Primary Company:||Hogan Millar Media|
|Cinematographers:||Johan Legraie, Joe Tucker|
|Screenwriter:||Don Millar, Hart Snider|
guests in attendance
Director Don Millar