Andrey M. Paounov

Walking on Water

Engaging portrait of ‘landscape artist’ Christo and his megalomaniac project The Floating Piers.

Ten years after the passing of his wife and partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before. Documented with uncensored access to Christo and his team, Walking on Water is a cinema verite look into the process and personal relationships of the world’s biggest installation artist. The film takes the viewer on an intimate journey into Christo’s world, unmediated by interviews, voice overs or reenactments, drawing the portrait of a man who deliberately places visceral experience over demagogy.

And yet, this intimate portrait of a man chasing a dream happens on the backdrop of the epic madness of it all — the complex dealings that merge between art and state politics, engineering challenges and logistical nightmares, and the sheer force of nature, captured through breathtaking aerial views and fly on the wall cameras. So, as we watch the dream unfold, we get to know the man chasing it — Christo.

2018 / 100 min. / Documentary / USA, Italy / Color / Language: English

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20:00 doors
21:00 start screening

‘A documentary that delights in capturing the act of creation […] a crowd-pleaser.'


This event is part of the programme De Anderhalvemetersessies, the grand finale of De Zomer van 2020 – Samen in Leuven, a summer mix of music, theatre, film, family events and guided tours. Tickets go on sale 17 July at 10:00 via or at Visit Leuven, Naamsestraat 3, in Leuven.

Fri 14 Aug 2020 21:00


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