M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY (2018) Reviews of documentary

 

M.C. Escher: Journey Into Infinity is a 2018 Dutch documentary film about the life and work of the world-renowned graphic artist. His influence on popular culture during his lifetime and beyond is also explored.

Directed by Robin Lutz and with Stephen Fry reading out M.C. Escher’s diary entries and correspondence.

Reviews:

“Its all kind of apt. Escher is a very modern artist who appears to belong to a time that we’ve left behind. I do think that his best work is that that makes you think rather than feel, the paradoxes rather than beautiful brush strokes, but the world is much better for his presence. And this film makes a fitting tribute.” CinePhil

“The director chose to recreate his character without an actor, he didn’t choose a fictional way to tell him, but he decided to make Escher as a witness of his time, as an outsider reporter that told us about his life and time from our time. Escher in fact, thanks to Stephen Fry’s voice, observe our contemporary times with irony and amazement towards whom still loves his works. His illustration spread worldwide.” Kooness

“Contributions from two of Escher’s elderly sons, among other people, further enrich the profile of this complex and driven man, at times bemused by the vast appreciation his visions on paper engendered and dismayed by the placemats or garish, psychedelic posters they were turned into without his consent, little imagining the enduring influence in popular culture of his imaginings.” NZIFF

Release:

M.C. Escher: Journey Into Infinity premiered at the Nederlands Film Festival in 2018.

In the USA, Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber will release the film theatrically in select locations and “virtual cinemas” on February 5th 2021.

Technical details:

81 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.78: 1
Audio: Stereo

Original title:

M.C. Escher – Reise in die Unendlichkeit