Jenseits des Sichtbaren - Hilma af Klint

Jenseits des Sichtbaren - Hilma af KlintBeyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint

Filmforum, Germany 2019, 93 Min., sw., engl., ger. OV, ger. st

The art world made a sensational discovery – unfortunately a century too late. In 1906, Swede Hilma af Klint painted her first abstract work, long before Kandinsky, Mondrian, or Malevich. She created more than 1,000 abstract paintings that remained hidden to posterity until now. How can it be that a woman founded abstract painting at the beginning of the 20th century and nobody took notice? This cinematic approach to this pioneer, whose sensual oeuvre is artistically fascinating, presents her lifelong search for meaning, seeking understanding of life beyond what is visible. Hilma af Klint’s extraordinary intellectual world ran the gamut from biology, astronomy, and theosophy to the Theory of Relativity, thereby weaving a fascinating cosmos of sensational paintings and notes. A staggering body of work that necessitates the rewriting of art history.

Director Halina Dyrschka

Producer Eva Illmer, Halina Dyrschka

Production Company Ambrosia Film GmbH, Mail:, Web:

Distributor Mindjazz Pictures, Mail:, Web:

Cast Iris Müller-Westermann, Julia Voss, Johan af Klint, Josiah McElheny, Ernst Peter Fischer


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