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Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Dir. Thomas Piper. USA, 2017. 1h 15m.

An immersive and complex documentary on the world's most celebrated garden designer, who has made gardens become art. Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf describes his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches to theories on beauty, and the ecological implications of his ideas. Award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper conducts intimate discussions with Oudolf in Piet's own gardens at Hummelo and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands. 

‘Oudolf is an intriguing figure, a gardener who prizes not flowers or decorative features or even colour but the muscularforms and textures of plants and grasses.’ ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘"Five Seasons" reveals gardens you'd look forward to getting lost in, gardens that brilliantly use the interplay of form and color to do wonderful things to your soul.’ Kenneth Turan, The LA Times