Life is Art film festival

Film, Documentaries
Kusama: Infinity film still
Kusama: Infinity
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist film still
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist,
Ritoma documentary film still

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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