Watch Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child
- 1 hr 10 min
Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child is a documentary following Austrian painter Gottfried Helnwein's efforts to bring the libretto "The Child Dreams" to a Tel Aviv opera house. An adaptation of a famous Israeli play by Hanoch Levin, the celebrated Israeli playwright, "The Child Dreams" explores themes of childhood, cruelty, and displacement. The opera itself stirred enormous controversy at the time, and much of that controversy and tension it created is palpable in the film. The documentary allows viewers the chance to view the intimate behind the scenes efforts of bringing such a work to life.