Beuys

Germany, 2017, 107 min.

Director

Andres Veiel

Producer

Thomas Kufus

Scenario

Andres Veiel

Rights Holder

Beta Cinema

DOP

Jörg Jeshel

Production

Zero One Film

Beuys, the man with a hat, some felt, and the Fettecke. Thirty years after his death he still seems to be a visionary, way ahead of his time. Back then he was trying to patently explain how “money shouldn´t be a commodity”. He knew that money trade would undermine democracy. But there’s more. Beuys boxes, parleys, lectures, and explains pictures to a dead hare. He asks with a grin: “Do You Want a Revolution Without Laughter?” His expanded concept of art leads him smack in the middle of socially relevant discourse, even today.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Andres Veiel

Born in 1959 in Stuttgart, Germany. Studied Psychology in Berlin, then from 1985-1989 attended seminars in Directing at the Artist House Bethanien in Berlin. Since then, he has been active writing film and theater scripts and lectures at the dffb in Berlin. His films include A WINTERNIGHT’S DREAM (1992), BALAGAN (1993), THE SURVIVORS (1996), BLACK BOX GERMANY (2001), ADDICTED TO ACTING (2004), THE KICK (2006) and IF NOT US, WHO (2011).

Selected filmography

2017 Beuys