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Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child (2012)

Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child (2012)

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Gottfried Helnwein and The Dreaming Child offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the creation of The Child Dreams, an opera designed by world-famous Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein for the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv in 2010. Based on the play written by Israel's most celebrated playwright, Hanoch Levin, the libretto portrays the hopes and dreams of children in search of freedom and peace. (c)First Run Features

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Critic Reviews for Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child

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This repetitive documentary from Lisa Kirk Colburn banally strings Gottfried Helnwein's musings together with creative wrangles ...

November 22, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Thanks, Gottfried, but exploitation does not equal art.

November 21, 2012 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

It reduces Helnwein to simply being a determined, intransigent creative type.

November 20, 2012 | Rating: 2/5

Suffers some dramatic slackness from the inevitable drawing board tedium of performance preparation.

November 20, 2012 | Full Review…

A lack of focus and a meandering approach afflict this study of an artist at work.

November 21, 2012 | Full Review…

Much of the doc plays like a moderately well produced but tediously uncritical making-of feature that could easily have been included on the opera's DVD release.

November 18, 2012 | Rating: 2.5 | Full Review…

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