• Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (2018)

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Release Date: June 13th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

Landscape designer Piet Oudolf describes his creative process, from his abstract sketches to his theories on beauty.

Cast: Piet Oudolf

Director: Thomas Piper

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Checkerboard Foundation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Kenneth TuranLos Angeles Times

    As directed by Thomas Piper, a filmmaker who specializes in arts-related docs, "Five Seasons" does two things with grace and skill, starting with immersing us in what Oudolf's work looks like. show more

  • 70
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film is, at its strongest, an inspiring sensory immersion in that performance, one in which the (mostly unidentified) plants are the stars. A complex, dimensional portrait of Oudolf never quite emerges, though, and the brief doc, however lovely, lacks an essential dynamism that would make it truly compelling. show more

  • 80
    Tatiana CraineVillage Voice

    If Five Seasons is the only opportunity viewers have to experience Oudolf’s artistry up close, Piper’s cinematography (whether through a sunny haze or a snowy blanket) and contemplative storytelling have done these gardens justice. show more

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