A brain injury after a fall forces Per Kirkeby, one of Denmark's most famous artists, to stop painting. In an instant Kirkeby loses his life's foundation as well as his ability to work. He is no longer able to see colors, and he can no longer orient himself in the large canvases that have made him a figurehead for Danish and international contemporary art. The film is the story about Per Kirkeby's universe - marked by deep melancholy as well as astounding beauty. A story about a man struggling for his life and work.
Man Falling was selected as the opening film for CPH:DOX 2015. Anne Regitze Wivel holds an important place in Danish documentary film with a long line of award-winning films to her credit both as director and producer. Among her most renowned titles as director are Giselle (1991), Søren Kierkegaard (1994), The Castle in Italy (2000), The Land of Human Beings – My film about Greenland (2006) and Svend (2011).
Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
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