Corinna Belz Beckett

Corinna Belz studied philosophy, history of art and media sciences in Cologne and Berlin. She has written and directed numerous film productions, including “Die wirklichen Dinge passieren in der Nacht”, “Chantal Akerman und ihre Filme”, “Life After Microsoft”(2001), ”Other American Voices” (2002, nominated for the Grimme-Preis and awarded the Filmpreis des Deutschen Anwaltvereins), and “Three Wishes” (2005). Belz was involved as a director in the concept films produced for arte: “24h Berlin” (2009), “24h Jerusalem”(2013) and “24h Bavaria” (2016).

Her first film about Gerhard Richter’s work, “The Cologne Cathedral Window” (2007), was awarded the World Media Gold Award – Art Documentaries. Her feature-length cinema documentary “Gerhard Richter Painting” (2011) won much critical acclaim and was awarded the German Film Prize in Gold (highest honours in German cinema). The film ran nine weeks at the Film Forum in New York and was shown in numerous American cities. It ran successfully in France, Italy, Netherlands, Great Britain, Poland and other European countries.

In 2016 Corinna Belz’s documentary “4 x Paris, Paula Modersohn Becker”, which was created on the occasion of the large retrospective of Paule Modersohn-Becker’s work at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, accompanied this exhibition for five month. Also in 2016, her Film “Hans-Peter Feldmann, Art No Art” was released and her feature-length documentary “Peter Handke – In the Woods Might be Late” was premiered at the Film Festival Locarno, Official Selection.

In 2017, a new collaboration with Gerhard Richter was launched for the abstract film “MOVING PICTURE (946-3)”. The premiere took place in April 2019 at The Shed in New York with a composition by Steve Reich and Ensemble Signal. For an exhibition in Kyoto, a composition by Rebecca Saunders was created in late 2019 with the title “MOVING PICTURE (946-3) KYOTO VERSION” in collaboration with trumpeter Marco Blaauw. Belz’s feature-length documentary “In the Uffizi Gallery” about the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence will premiere in autumn 2020.

Corinna Belz lives in Cologne and Berlin.

As of May 2020

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