Bulgarian director Andrey Paounov’s documentary chronicles famed environmental artist Christo’s first major project after the death of his wife and longtime collaborator Jeanne-Claude. With the help of his logistics team, he overcomes numerous challenges to realize his 2016 masterpiece The Floating Piers: a surreal yellow floating walkway on Italy’s Lake Iseo.
“Short on details but long on delight, Walking on Water follows the artist Christo as he creates one of his large-scale art installations” — Ken Jaworowski, New York Times
“It is when Paounov reveals Christo’s leonine qualities that Walking on Water achieves a rare authenticity.” — Maria Garcia, L.A. Times
“The artist’s forceful character does battle with technology, bureaucracy, corruption and the elements, resulting in an installation of stunning beauty and a documentary that delights in capturing the act of creation.” — Jay Weissberg, Variety
Italy, German, United Arab Emirates, USA