Beyond the visible – Hilma af Klint

Documentary, 2019, 93 min.

Regie & Buch: Halina Dyrschka

Kamera: Alicja Pahl, Luana Knipfer

Schnitt: Antje Lass, Mario Orias


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The first abstract artist was a woman: misjudged and concealed Hilma af Klint rocks the art world now with her mind-blowing oeuvre.

She was a visionary and a pioneer. In 1906 she painted her first abstract painting. This course-correcting film is not only about her art and craft in life but also about the role of women in art history and the discovery of an art scandal. A cinematic approach to an artist who seeks for meaning in life and finds it. Hilma af Klint’s boundless thinking opened her mind to biology, astronomy, Theosophy and even quantum mechanics that led into an outstanding oeuvre. The cosmos of her paintings is crossing borders to communicate with our innermost feelings today.

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Festivals 2019
  • Göteborg International Filmfestival
  • Feministiska Filmfestival Stockholm
  • CPH:DOX Copenhagen
  • HOT DOCS Toronto
  • DOCAVIV Tel Aviv
  • Filmfest Wismar
  • Lunenburg Doc International Film Festival
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Milwaukee International Film Festival
  • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
  • INScience Film Festival Nijmegen
  • Cracking the Frame Film Festival Netherlands
  • Lo Schermo dell'arte Film Festival Florence
  • DOCPOINT Film Festival Helsinki

More Festivals

  • ARCA International Film Festival / Goethe-Institut Uruguay
  • Greek Film Archive, Greece
  • Zinegoak, Bilbao International Performing Arts Festival, Spain
  • University of Melbourne
  • New Zealand Architecture + Design Film Festival
  • Art Gallery of NSW Australia
  • The Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Centre, New Zealand
  • FF One World, Slovakia
  • Femmes en résistance Filmfestival, France
  • The Loudoun Arts Film Festival, France
  • Dart Festival de Cine Documental de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona, Spain
  • Embassy of Sweden in Canberra, Australia
  • Art Documentairy Festival “FADA”, Chateauvert (Var), France
  • ArtScience Museum, Singapore
  • Her Docs Filmfestival, Poland
  • Mostra La Ploma, Spain
  • Internationaal Filmfestival Assen, Netherlands
  • ELLES TOURNENT Festival, Belgium
  • Festival de Cine por Mujeres, Spain
  • Elektriteater Tartu, Estonia
  • Maillo Museum Paris, France
  • FILAF Festival International du livre et du film, France

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