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M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity(Escher: Het oneindige zoeken)

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Netherlands

2018

1h 21m

Director Robin Lutz

Starring George Escher, Jan Escher, Liesbeth Escher, Graham Nash

Genre Documentary

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A portrait of the world famous Dutch graphic artist through his own lectures, journal entries, words, and images. A film equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Escher was one of those rare artists whose work has the power to change the way you see the world.

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The New York Times by Ben Kenigsberg

Whether anyone else, including Escher, would have done a more engaging job is debatable, but this movie, directed by Robin Lutz, offers an only intermittently satisfying look at his interests and methods. Don’t call it art; Escher felt his output hovered between art and mathematics.
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Film Threat by Bradley Gibson

The appeal of M.C. Escher: Journey into Infinity is near-universal. It’s hard to imagine not falling under its mesmerizing spell with the same wonder that one would gaze on an Escher print and feel their mind slowly becoming part of the pattern depicted.
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RogerEbert.com by Matt Zoller Seitz

Written and directed by Robin Lutz, this is a rare feature that takes the trouble not just to understand its subject and communicate his significance, but find ways to actually show us, visually, how his style evolved, and the principles behind that evolution.
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Los Angeles Times by Michael Ordona

M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity succeeds where so many documentaries about artists fail: It provides real insight into the art. It’s a welcome trip for those fascinated by his iconic, mind-bending depictions of illusions, evolutions and eternal cycles.