About Robby Müller: Living the Light

As a true master of light, cinematographer Robby Müller captured some of modern cinema's most beautiful and haunting images. Directors like Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, Lars von Trier, Sally Potter, Peter Bogdanovich, and William Friedkin entrusted the visual style of their films to Müller's uncanny grasp of light; innovative lens and camera methods; observant, free, and sometimes whimsical framing; and his ability to make the most complicated shots appear effortless. Rarely without a camera in his hands, Müller was a man obsessed with harnessing light and finding beauty for himself and his collaborators in the simple moments of everyday life. With access to thousands of video diaries, personal pictures, Polaroids, and feature films that Müller photographed throughout his career, director Claire Pijman presents an intimate portrait of a complex man, consummate observer, and singular artist. [86 min; documentary; English, German, French, and Dutch with English subtitles]

"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." — Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

"The film eschews a chronological narrative and biopic tropes, resulting in poetic and serene observations, rather than glib fact-checking." — Kaleem Aftab, Cineuropa

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