Directed by Claire Pijman • Documentary • With Robby Müller, Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, Lars von Trier, Steve McQueen • 2018 • 86 minutes
Director of Photography Robby Müller has inspired generations with his ground-breaking camerawork. For her extraordinary film essay, Living the Light, director Claire Pijman had access to the thousands of Hi8 video diaries, pictures and Polaroids that Müller photographed while he was at work on one of the more than 70 features he shot throughout his career; often with long term collaborators such as Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch and Lars von Trier. The film intertwines these images with excerpts of his oeuvre, thus creating a fluid and cinematic continuum. In his score for Living the Light Jim Jarmusch gives this wide raging scale of life and art an additional musical voice.
"A sort of scrapbook narrative, composed of little moments and small insights that together create a kind of mosaic view of a complex man and artist." —The Hollywood Reporter