National Gallery

By

Frederick Wiseman

National Gallery takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings. In a perpetual and dizzying game of mirrors, film watches painting watches film.

Festivals & Awards

Directors’ Fortnight 2014

Press

Frederick Wiseman sets his sights on one of Great Britain’s most famous museums in this Cannes-selected documentary.

The Hollywood Reporter

Frederick Wiseman turns his gaze on a museum for the first time with this portrait of the great London institution.

Variety

Frederick Wiseman’s Heady, Nourishing Art Doc ‘National Gallery’.

Indiwire

The latest long-form documentary from the veteran film-maker is illuminating both because of and despite its reverent intimacy with its subject.

The Guardian

 

Original title: National Gallery

Production: Idéale Audience

Nationality: France

Year of production: 2014

Running time: 174'

Language: English

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