High Maintenance: The Life and Work of Dani Karavan
Dani Karavan is a world-famous Israeli sculptor who is best known for his impressive monuments in public spaces. He has created nearly 100 environmental installations all across the world and has won some of the most prestigious international art awards. Yet, as he approaches the age of ninety, Karavan is far from satisfied. His monumental structures are rapidly deteriorating. His advanced age is starting to catch up with him. The political climate in his country is driving him mad, and he has little patience for the director of the documentary being made about him. In addition, Karavan becomes embroiled in a serious political and artistic conflict over his latest commission in Poland. A complex and fascinating character, Karavan is amusingly cantankerous, irreverent, opinionated and brash – yet irresistibly charismatic and passionate. With sensitivity and humour, acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Barak Heymann presents us with an insightful and touching portrait of this singular man, as well as a captivating glimpse at many of the landmark installations that are part of Karavan’s artistic legacy.
Nominated: Best Documentary, Israeli Academy Awards 2021
Nominated: Best Documentary, Jerusalem Int’l FF 2020
Winner: Best Editing, Jerusalem Int’l FF 2020
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