Archive of films Uwe / Uwe

2006, 22 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2006

This highly original documentary portrait presents the German-born artist Uwe Grumman who, now over ninety years old and still active, is still regarded by some as the last living Expressionist. Like the artist’s canvas, the film image is also divided into fragments which live their own lives, yet also “collaborate” in an exceptional way.


The German-born artist Uwe Grumman, now over ninety years old and still active, is regarded by some as the last living Expressionist. He spent his life successively in Germany, Chile and on the Canary Islands. In spite of all kinds of obstacles, however, he never stopped painting. On his typical canvas, Grumman depicts numerous independent episodes in individual “frames”. The Spanish director conceives his highly unconventional film portrait in a similar way – his camera follows the artist in various situations, whilst the paintings speak their own language.

About the director

Elio Quiroga (b. 1965, Las Palmas, Canary Islands) studied information science and shared in the development of Jaleo post-production software. Via his own production company Frame+Frame Films he has made commercials, video clips and short feature films. In 1996 he directed his first feature film Fotos, which won him Best Screenplay at the festival in Sitges, Spain. His film The Last Minute Man (El ultimo minutero, 2004) was entered for competition at the 40th KV IFF.


Eqlipse Producciones Cinematograficas
Luchana, 33-7-1, 28010, Madrid
Tel: +34 609 535 442
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E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, 35 mm
World premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Director: Elio Quiroga
Screenplay: Elio Quiroga
Dir. of Photography: Elio Quiroga
Music: Elio Quiroga
Editor: Elio Quiroga
Producer: Elio Quiroga
Production: Eqlipse Producciones Cinematograficas
Contact: Eqlipse Producciones Cinematograficas

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