Country: Canada, China, Colombia, France, Italy, Monaco, USA
Running Time: 82min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Documentary Achievement Award
His style is instantly recognizable, his art greatly sought after, and his vision admired all over the world: Colombian legend Fernando Botero is, without a doubt, one of the greatest living artists today. An intensely avid learner and private person, he has never made much mention of his start in provincial Medellín and how he educated himself traveling through Europe–a past that allowed him to pave his way to eventually become El Maestro.
In Botero, director Don Millar offers a poetic chronicle of the painter’s life and art. Shot in 10 different cities all over the world, the film digs deep into Botero’s roots to follow his ascent to the pinnacle of the art world, where he has secured himself a permanent position.
Director: Don Millar
Producer: Eric Hogan, Joe Tucker
Screenwriter: Don Millar, Hart Snider
Executive Producer: Lina Botero Zea, Stephen Nemeth, Eric Hogan, Kerri Borsuk, Jan Rofekamp, Betsy Stahl, J. Joly
Production Company: Hogan Millar Media
Music: David Bertok
Cinematographer: Johan Legraie, Joe Tucker
Editor: Hart Snider