SELF PORTRAIT AS A COFFEE POT
by William Kentridge
Inspired in part by Charlie Chaplin, Dziga Vertov and the innovative wit of early cinema, pioneering South African artist William Kentridge offers a cinematic experience of the creative process during the first year of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Nine distinct yet subtly interconnected episodes introduce us to William and his collaborators in action, inviting us to step inside the intimacy of the studio as shared discoveries about culture, history and politics, and profound truths about the ways we live and think today are uncovered through the making of works of art.
South Africa, USA
Created and Directed by William Kentridge
Executive Producers: Rachel Chanoff, Joslyn Barnes, Noah Bashevkin, Brenda Potter, Danny Glover
Production Companies: THE OFFICE performing arts + film, Louverture Films
Co-Executive Producers: Danny Glover, Susan Rockefeller, Maida Lynn, Linda Dodwell
Director of Photography: Duško Marović, S.A.S.C
Sound Recordists: Gavan Eckhart, Matthew Gardner
Edited by Janus Fouché, Žana Marović
Consulting Editor: Walter Murch
DIRECTOR - WILLIAM KENTRIDGE
William Kentridge (born Johannesburg, South Africa, 1955) is internationally acclaimed for his drawings, films, theater and opera productions. His method combines drawing, writing, film, performance, music, theatre, and collaborative practices to create works of art that are grounded in politics, science, literature and history, all the while maintaining a space for contradiction and uncertainty. Kentridge’s work has been seen in museums and galleries around the world since the 1990s. He is the recipient of honorary doctorates from several universities including Yale and the University of London and of numerous awards and honors in recognition of his work.
TORONTO IFF 2022〡BFI LONDON FF 2022〡ROME FILM FEST 2022〡IDFA 2022
"Reveals creative, comedic gifts of brilliant artist William Kentridge"
- Matthew Carey, Deadline
"Wondrous... provides an inspiring glimpse into the artistic imagination"
- David D'Arcy, The Arts Fuse