A lushly-visualized travelogue, British sculptor and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy's work and Thomas Riedelsheimer's exquisite cinematography redefine landscape and inextricably tie human life to the natural world.
Sixteen years after their first collaboration on the groundbreaking Rivers and Tides, filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer returns with Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy, an absorbing documentary portrait of the influential British sculptor and environmentalist.
An award-winning, globally celebrated artist, Andy Goldsworthy OBE is known for works situated in rural and urban settings that combine materials and conditions from everyday surroundings - both monumental works of land art and others that exist only briefly before being altered or erased by natural processes. Riedelsheimer intimately captures Goldsworthy’s exploration of the world and himself through these ephemeral and permanent workings on the landscape, cities and his own body.
As much an illumination of Goldsworthy’s mind as it is an exquisitely shot exploration of his unique approaches to art, Leaning Into the Wind journeys from his home in Dumfriesshire to France, Brazil and the USA as he creates stunning works of art from the world around him. Meditative, transportive and visually ravishing, this is an essential reflection of its subject’s increasing prominence and how his work continues to astound and inspire.