Rivers and Tides (2001)

Dir. Thomas Riedelsheimer / Penpont, Dumfries & Galloway / 2001 / Documentary, Art / Colour / 90m

Rivers and Tides is a mesmerising and beautifully photographed film about Andy Goldsworthy, one of Britain’s best known sculptors, renowned worldwide for his work with entirely natural materials such as ice, stone, leaves and wood. Some of his works stand and remain in the landscape, others decay, melt or are blown away.

Shot partly in Penpont, Dumfries and Galloway, across four seasons, the film provides a fascinating insight into Goldsworthy’s painstaking creative process and captures the elusive quality of his intricate and often ephemeral works, which are threatened and sometimes destroyed by nature and the passing of time.

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