Leeds Film Presents: Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint
About the event
Leeds Film are partnering with two of our favourite independent UK distributors, Modern Films & Day for Night, for a series of new selections.
Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who was inspired by spiritualism, modern science and the riches of the natural world around her. In 1906 she began to create a series of huge, colourful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting. The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse, before her long-delayed rediscovery. Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling, course correcting documentary describes not only the life and craft of af Klint, but also the process of her mischaracterisation and erasure by both a patriarchal narrative of artistic progress and capitalistic determination of artistic value.
PG / 2020
Documentary, F-Rated • 1h 33m
Director – Halina Dyrschka
Languages – English, German, Swedish
Subtitles – English
With Leeds cinemas closed at present, we’re bringing you a selection featuring some of the best new international cinema and LIFF audience favourites for you to enjoy over Christmas and into the New Year on Leeds Film Player. There are twelve features now available, including three vibrant and original coming-of-age stories by rising directors.