Beyond the visible – Hilma af Klint

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, misunderstood, and deliberately concealed, this documentary uncovers the shocking scandal of how the male-dominated art world tried to write Hilma af Klint out of its history.

She was pioneer and a visionary. This film is not only about Af Klint’s life and work, but also the crucial role of women in shaping art history, and how their exclusion has warped our entire perception of how art truly developed. This cinematic approach reveals how intellectually curious and open-minded Hilma af Klint was, looking for meaning in our lives by drawing influence from everywhere: from biology, astronomy, theosophy and even quantum mechanics. The cosmic designs of her work allow us to expand our conscious minds, to cross borders within ourselves - permitting us to communicate with our innermost feelings.

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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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