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9 September 2017


Biopic about the most important post-war German artist.

Artist, shaman, trickster, political activist, theorist, practician, madman, charlatan—who really was Joseph Beuys? This question is too simple for the complex project Beuys turned his life into. And too serious, for that matter. Beuys used to say, 'A revolution cannot be done without a smile'. He talked about art and politics with equal enthusiasm. Andres Veiel’s film shows Beuys in all of his guises and lets the artist speak for himself: though interviews, political speeches, artistic actions, and everyday talks. Beuys poses radical political, cultural and existential questions that require an answer even today, thirty years later. Beuys is the first ever documentary about an artist which took part in the competition program of the ‘A’ category festival as well as the first German documentary at the Berlinale competition, all thanks to its unique work with a huge bulk of archive materials.

Participant of the competition program of the Berlin Film Festival–2017

Participant of the CPH:DOX Film Festival–2017

Participant of the Sheffield Doc Film Festival–2017


Andres Veiel, Germany, 2017, 107 min.




Standard adult—300 RUB

Concessions for visitors with disabilities—150 RUB*.
*Ticket for one carer—150 RUB.

The film will be screened in English with Russian subtitles.
The event is accessible to deaf and hard of hearing visitors.


 50% off for GARAGE members.
Advance booking available for GARAGE members, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or e-mail
Please collect booked tickets no later than 30 minutes before the film is due to start.

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