Screened in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and Fokus: Films from Germany
Winner of Best Documentary at the 2018 German Film Awards, Andres Veiel’s Beuys (2017) tells the story of Germany’s most influential and controversial postwar artist, Joseph Beuys. With his actions and performances, Beuys wanted to show the social and transformative power of art. Using previously unseen footage, Beuys offers a unique portrait of the man and the artist, highlighting his extraordinary political commitment. If Beuys’s ideas seemed ahead of their time, Andres Veiel shows their new significance for today. Beuys comes to the Byre for its UK premiere and will be followed by a Q&A with the director.