A revealing portrait of influential Dutchman Anton Corbijn, the artist who famously created much of the iconic visual output of U2, Depeche Mode and many others, this is one of those documentaries that only becomes possible when a filmmaker has outstanding access to a subject over a sustained period of time. Director Klaartje Quirijns had just that, using close personal ties with Corbijn to explore the life and influences of the photographer, filmmaker and designer.
The result is a fascinating look at the life of an artist immersed in his work to the point of obsession. Through time spent with Corbijn himself, the artists (Bono, Lou Reed, James Hetfield) he photographed and, revealingly, members of his family, the film is a surprisingly intimate portrait of a brilliant but elusive man.
Official Selection – Berlin International Film Festival
Official Selection – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
“An intriguing portrait” Screen Daily
The screening will be introduced by Irish designer Steve Averill from Amp Visual
This film is showing as part of the IFI Stranger Than Fiction Festival 2012, Dublin’s Documentary Festival