Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present

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UK release date: July 6th, 2012


Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramović has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her limits – and at times risking her life in the process – she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major new retrospective of her work, taking place at The Museum of Modern Art. To be given a retrospective at one of the world’s premier museums is the most exhilarating sort of milestone. For Marina, it is far more: it is the chance to finally silence the question she has been hearing over and over again for four decades: “But why is this art?”


Panorama Audience Award Best Documentary Berlinale 2012
Audience Award at Champs-Élysées Film Festival 2012
Special Jury Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012
Lancia Celebration of Lives Award at Biografilm Festival 2012



Sundance 2012 - World Premiere
Berlinale 2012 - European Premiere
Istanbul International Film Fest, Turkey
Docaviv  Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel
Beldocs International Film Festival, Serbia
Champs-Élysées Film Festival Paris, France
Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
Art Basel, Switzerland
Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia
T-Mobile New Horizons, Wroclaw, Poland
Lemesos International Documentary Festival, Cyprus
Athens International Film Festival, Greece
Helsinki Love & Anarchy Film Festival, Finland
Queer Lisboa Film Festival, Portugal
DMZDocs International Documentary Festival, Korea
Rio Film Festival, Brazil
Reykjavik Film Festival, Iceland
Ghent Film Festival, Belgium
Seminci Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
So Independent Sofia Film Festival, Bulgaria
Viennale, Austria
Bergen International Film festival, Norway
CPH:DOX, Denmark


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