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The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (U)

The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

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Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film run time: 1h 15 min

Thomas Piper’s documentary presents a calm but vivid view of an unusual, understated, but undeniably masterful artist and his works from around the world.

Though it may not gain the prestige of painting or film, the displays of garden designer Piet Oudolf leave no doubt that arranging plants is, also, an art form: his richly varied and orchestrated flower displays can be found in cities and green spaces all over the world, most famously the High Line in New York.

The quiet, modest Oudolf makes a persuasive case for beauty and function in all aspects of the botanical world, seeing it in not just the bright, verdant colours but also in the muddier, decaying aspects, encouraging us to take a wider, more nuanced view of the plants around us. Mostly stepping back from the camera to better let the viewer appreciate his works, Oudolf’s displays powerfully speak for his talent and vision, and the film presents them with luminous photography, minimal distraction and a serene slowness.

An eye-opening and quietly powerful portrait.

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