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Fairytale (2007) - Ai Weiwei | Cinema for Peace Screening

  • Cinema Filmkunstkino Düsseldorf Schneider-Wibbel-Gasse 5 Düsseldorf, NRW, 40213 Germany (map)

Cinema for Peace cordially invites everyone to the screening of ´Fairytale´ by director and artist Ai Weiwei.

This film will be the second of 9 screenings of the artist´s film-series and aims to compliment Ai Weiwei´s new exhibition at K20/21 Kunstsammlung, in Düsseldorf

About the film:

"Fairytale" is a documentary film by artist, architect, curator and documentary filmmaker Ai Weiwei. It documents his project "Fairytale" for Europe's most innovative quinquennial art event, Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany. In 2007, Ai Weiwei invited 1001 Chinese citizens of different ages and from various backgrounds to Germany to experience their own fairytale for 28 days. "Fairytale" was judged as one of the most sensational artworks at Documenta 12.

The 152-minute film documents the whole process: from the beginning with the preparations for the project, through the challenges that the participants had to face, up to the actual journey to Germany, as well as the artist’s ideas behind the work.

"This is a work I emotionally relate to. It grows and it surprised me."
— Ai Weiwei in Fairytale