Five Seasons: The Gardens Of Piet Oudolf
Directed by Thomas Piper
US, 2018, 75 min, in English and Dutch with English subtitles
Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves. This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in his work, taking us inside Oudolf’s creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself.
"A pleasure on multiple fronts: sensorially, conceptually, narratively."
- Landscape Architecture Magazine
The San Diego Union Tribune
Immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and creative process
Makes lovely visual music.
Los Angeles Times
Reveals gardens you'd look forward to getting lost in.
San Francisco Chronicle
East Bay Times
Anyone who relishes time in a garden will understand and cherish.
Santa Fe New Mexican
Those with a green thumb will be delighted to discover new ways to think about their gardens.
Los Angeles Times
Chock-full of spark and life .
Santa Monica Daily Press
Wonderful, quiet and meditative.
The Georgia Straight
It's Just Movies
Brimming with beauty.
Film Journal International
Horticulturalists and all plant lovers will be mesmerized...
An elegant, poignant, and unprecedented glimpse into the 73-year-old designer's world and thoughts.
This Week In NY
The Gate Magazine
Should delight and inspire anyone currently chomping at the bit to update their own gardens..
An inspiring sensory immersion.
The Impatient Gardener
There is amazing beauty in it and in its creation; beauty that you may not see unless you stop for a moment to really look for it.
This movie unveils the intricate planning, and numerous collaborations, that are required to create a self-involving-and somewhat ephemeral-art work.
Spirituality And Practice
You load yourself up with beauty and you are transformed in your work.
A loving reverential work.
Five Seasons a visually enjoyable visit to some of the amazing gardens Oudolf has designed..
Landscape Architecture Magazine
A pleasure on multiple fronts: sensorially, conceptually, narratively.
Radio New Zealand
Some kind of magic.