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Dark Star: HR Giger’s World

This documentary examines the unique genius of Swiss artist H.R. Giger, best known for his Oscar-winning designs for "Alien," in his final years.

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The film captures both the claustrophobic and melancholic mood of Giger's house, and also, perhaps, his mind.

Surrealist artist H. R. Giger (1940-2014) terrified audiences with his Oscar-winning monsters in Ridley Scott's Alien. Sci-fi, horror, music, album covers, tattoos and fetish art have been influenced by his intricate paintings and sculptures depicting birth, death and sex. Both a mesmerizing introduction to Giger's oeuvre and a must-see for Giger devotees, Belinda Sallin's definitive documentary Dark Star: HR Giger’s World shares the last years of the artist's life and reveals how deeply he resided within his own artistic visions. --Icarus

Director
Belinda Sallin
Cast
H.R. GigerLeslie BaranySandra BerettaMia BonzanigoTom Gabriel FischerStanislav GrofAndreas J. HirschMüggiPaul ToblerCarmen VegaMarco Witzig
Genres
Documentary
Country
Switzerland
Language
German
Available
Nov 18 2015

The film captures both the claustrophobic and melancholic mood of Giger's house, and also, perhaps, his mind.