• Released
  • November 23, 2012
  • 1 hr 10 min
  • Documentary
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Gottfried Helnwein & the Dreaming Child Synopsis
Artist Gottfried Helnwein designs costumes and sets for the Israeli opera "The Child Dreams."
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Slant Magazine

Much of the documentary plays like a moderately well produced but tediously uncritical making-of feature that could easily have been...
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50

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Colburn's focus is so single-mindedly laudatory that the whole collaborative process is reduced to people either helping or hindering the...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The film never achieves any real depth in its unabashedly admiring portrait. What might have made a mildly interesting short feels vastly...
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40

Time Out New York

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Helnwein's elaborate vision bumps up against practical concerns and meets with resistance - a conflict that this superficial portrait...
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40

The New York Times

The backstage commentary circles around the bailiwick of a production designer and frustrations over Mr. Helnwein's literal interpretations....
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40

Village Voice

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While the opera nonetheless soars with its acrobatic choreography of refugee displacement, this documentary about it suffers some dramatic...
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
This infomercial for Helnwein's work as designer for an Israeli opera called "The Child Dreams" doesn't tell us a lot about how opera comes...
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