The rich, color-drenched work of legendary Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez opens doors to a playful and intriguing universe of ideas and emotions. Primary colors come alive in vivid chromo-saturated spaces both grand and intimate, in a style that creates the illusion of movement and questions the very definition of color itself. After a groundbreaking seven-decade career, at age 94, Cruz-Diez embarked upon his most ambitious and ultimately final project: to free color from form, to liberate it from light, narrative and matter. Using a treasure trove of home movies, candid interviews and fly-on-the-wall perspectives, director Alberto Arvelo (The Liberator, PSIFF 2015) has crafted a lively and touching portrait of a unique and restless artist as gentleman; a generous and devoted father and grandfather whose practice was always a true family affair, and whose brilliance of mind was equal only to his openness of heart.
In competition for the Ibero-American Award
|Producers:||Gabriela Camejo, Gabriel Cruz Mendoza, Paula Manzanedo-Schmit|
|Editor:||Nascuy Linares, Camilo Pineda|
|Music:||Gustavo Dudamel, Nascuy Linares, Devendra Banhart, Álvaro Paiva-Bimbo, Sebastián Arvelo|
|Cast:||Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gabriel Cruz, Édgar Ramírez, Seamus Blackley, Spiridon Michalakis|
|Language:||in Spanish, English and French with English subtitles|
|Running Time:||67 minutes|
|Premiere Status:||World Premiere|
|Director Filmography:||The Liberator (2013), A House with a View of the Sea (2001)|
guests in attendance
Director Alberto Arvelo, producers Gabriela Camejo and Paula Manzanedo-Schmit, and subject Gabriel Cruz are expected to be in attendance on January 4 and 5.