Rivers and Tides is a an entrancing 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. Shot in four countries 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.
Documenting the formation of a series of Goldsworthy’s intricate and fragile masterpieces, Thomas Riedelsheimer’s hauntingly powerful film paints a spellbinding portrait of a unique artist.
It's a film dear to our hearts, and when we first reviewed the German DVD release of the film, we said that it "makes for compelling, inspirational viewing, and helps immeasurably to appreciate the dedication, patience and effort that can go into a work that, for just a few hours, minutes, or even seconds, really will take your breath away." Personally, I can't wait to see how it looks in high definition.
You can read our review of the film and the German DVD from Absolut Median here, and a comparison review with UK Artifical Eye DVD and the Docurama US DVD here.
Rivers and Tides will be released on UK Blu-ray on 27 March by Curzon Artificial Eye at the RRP of £19.99.
7 short films: The Storm King Wall; Autumn Works; Garlic Leaves; Ice Arch; Black Stone; Leaf Works; The Old Studio
Andy Goldsworthy Biography
Thomas Riedelsheimer Biography