Life is Art film festival

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

The annual documentary film festival is back, covering everything from theatre to fashion

An antidote to all those summer blockbusters, Life is Art returns with a new line-up of documentary films covering all aspects of culture. This year’s categories include music, fashion, photography, painting, dance, architecture, food and theatre. Whether you’re a fan of Whitney Houston, Yayoi Kusama or Renzo Piano, there’s something for all culture vultures here.

Particular highlights for this edition include Ritoma by Oscar-winning Hongkonger Ruby Yang, which investigates the impact of modernization on Tibetan nomads and their aspirations towards playing basketball; Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist, a film which offers an intimate look into the fierce spirit of fashion diva Vivienne Westwood and her active participation in punk protests; and the festival’s closing film, Kusama: Infinity, a look at the Japanese artist’s constant search for ‘infinity’ in her work.


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