Daniel Richter

Few artist portraits give us the privilege of getting as close to the painter as if we had free access to his studio. Over a period of three years, Pepe Danquart got to accompany the painter Daniel Richter, watching him paint, negotiate with his gallerist, talk to his publisher and joke with fellow artist Jonathan Meese. Danquart interviews collectors, attends auctions and even visits record shops. Openings, auctions and gala dinners structure the narrative, but its heart is Richter’s studio, where we see him as a craftsman, a restless doer, who reflects surprisingly frankly and self-deprecatingly on his work, which to him is always also a political act. (Christoph Terhechte, DOK Leipzig)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Daniel Richter (2022, doc) - Vor mir der Süden (Ahead Of Me The South, 2020, doc) - Joschka und Herr Fischer (Joschka and Mr. Fischer, 2011, doc) - Höllentour (Hell on Wheels, 2004, doc) - Semana Santa (2001) - Nach Saison (Off Season, 1997, doc, co-directed with Mirjam Quinte) - Schwarzfahrer (1993, short) - Daedalus (1989)
Arbeitswelten | Working Worlds 2023
Pepe Danquart
Germany 2022
118 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Pepe Danquart
Cinematography Daniel Gottschalk
Editing Toni Froschhammer
Sound/Sounddesign Andre Zacher
With Daniel Richter, Jonathan Meese, Tal R, Dr. Harald Falckenberg, Hella Pohl, Jorg Grimm
Producer(s) Vanessa Nöcker, Benjamin Seikel, Annegret Weitkämper-Krug
B|14 Filmproduktion, Gretchenfilm
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights
World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2022