“Our images had to be as strong as the paintings”: Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck on Never Look Away
German Oscar-winning film director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck delivers his third feature, Never Look Away, a suspense-packed drama that spans three decades of German history and highlights the important aspects of the art scene during this time.
The picture tells an emotive, moving story based on true events that pay homage to the contemporary German visual artist Gerhard Richter. We sat down with the filmmaker to discuss his inspiration for the movie, his lengths to create an authentic visual experience and his working relationships with award-winning American cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and acclaimed musical composer Max Richter.
Video: Filippo L’Astorina
Never Look Away is released in select cinemas on 5th July 2019. Read our review here.
Watch the trailer for Never Look Away here: