Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Dir: Thomas Piper
75mins   2018   USA   U   English   

Award-winning film about the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf. The documentary immerses viewers in Oudolf's work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. Intimate discussions take place through all four seasons in Piet's own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania.

As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts centre in Southwest England and a garden he considers his best work yet. Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be.Through poetic cinematography and unique access, the film revealsl all that Piet sees, and celebrates all that we as viewers have been unable to see.


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