Rivers and Tides

Directed by Thomas Reidelsheimer, Germany/Finland/UK 1991
91 mins. English dialogue

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. 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 creation of a series of Goldsworthy's intricate and fragile masterpieces, Thomas Reidelsheimer's hauntingly powerful film paints a spellbinding portrait of a unique artist.
What the Critics say:
"The images Reidelsheimer shoots are rapturous events that make for mesmerising cinema."  (Time Out)