John Berger or The Art of Looking

Art, politics and motorcycles: on the occasion of his 90th birthday, JOHN BERGER OR THE ART OF LOOKING is an intimate portrait of the writer and art-critic whose groundbreaking insights on seeing have shaped us for already five decades. His four-part BBC series Ways of seeing opened a whole generation’s eyes.
Working on an astonishing range of topics and art-forms, he never lost his belief and lifelong interest in dialogues which over decades created the most unusual artistic collaborations.
Realized as a portrait in works and collaborations, this creative documentary takes a different approach to biography, where John Berger leads us in his favorite role as the story teller through his ways of seeing of today.



Country of Production

Year of Production

HD ProRes

55 min

Cordelia Dvorák

Production Filmproduktion in co-production with ZDF and BBC in association with ARTE, SRF, SVT

Original Language
English, French, German

English, German

Festivals / Awards

Animation & Contemporary Art FF Olomouc 2016
Thessaloniki IDF 2017
Guadalajara IFF 2017
Art FIFA Montréal 2017
DOK.fest Munich 2017
Cinéma Vérité IDF Tehran 2017
Documentarist IDF Istanbul 2017