• Beuys (2018)


Release Date: January 17th, 2018

DVD Release Date: May 15th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Andres Veiel details the life and work of the 20th-century German sculptor and performance artist Joseph Beuys.

Director: Andres Veiel

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk (SWR), Zero 1 Films, Terz Film

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    Beuys isn’t a film that lays out, in simple, clear terms, what he and his work are about. But Veiel does manage to refresh our memories of Beuys, and let the man — in his own (subtitled) words, re-make the case that art is “a blow against the enemy,” a revolution. show more

  • 50
    David LewisSan Francisco Chronicle

    The unconventional Joseph Beuys, one of the pillars of the modern art movement, gets an unconventional tribute in Beuys, a zigzagging documentary that is both illuminating and opaque. show more

  • 50
    Matt FagerholmRogerEbert.com

    So vague is the picture about the meaning of the artworks it presents that they proved to be of little interest to me, until I researched them afterward. Far more compelling is Beuys himself, with his signature hat, haunted gaze and outspoken belief that art can be a vehicle for communication. show more

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