Title Dani Karavan. HIGH MAINTENANCE

Year 2021


Vision House Productions cooproduction with Heymann Brothers Films „Dani Karavan. High Maintenance” directed by Barak Heymann, filmed by Łukasz Konopa, produced by Krzysztof Dzieciolowski and Agata Jujeczka, co-produced by Lukasz Bluszcz, Justyna Rutkowska, Dominika Żurawska-Padée in the Polish competition of the Krakow Film Festival.

Israeli artist Dani Karavan has created nearly 100 environmental installations all across the world. He has won some of the most prestigious international art awards and is constantly asked to speak or lecture about his groundbreaking work

Yet Karavan is far from satisfied. His monumental structures are rapidly deteriorating. His advanced age is starting to catch up with him. The political climate in his country is driving him mad, as does the director of the documentary being made about him, whose questions betray his infuriating artistic ignorance. In addition, Karavan becomes embroiled in a serious political and artistic conflict over his latest commission, a monument to Polish nationals who had risked their lives saving Jews during World War Two.

It is straightforward, yet the intricate film, emotional and personal without being melodramatic, and as painful as it is humorous and passionate.