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Film Info
  • Year: 2019
  • Film Format: DCP, Blu-ray and DVD
  • Origin: Germany
  • Runtime: 93 mins
  • Color
  • Language: English, German and Swedish
  • Subtitles: English

Before Kandinsky, Mondrian, and Klee made a name for abstraction in visual art, another artist had already beat them to their discovery. But until very recently, her name was absent from the history books. Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) painted her first abstract canvas in 1906, four years before Wassily Kandinsky, originally thought to be the movement’s pioneer. It would be more than a century before she would receive the same acknowledgment and acclaim as her male peers.

Beyond The Visible is the story of a visionary artist whose talent, intellect, and dedication to her craft produced a prolific body of work unlike any other. Inspired by spiritualism, science, and the natural world, af Klint painted astonishingly contemporary microcosms of colour and form. Halina Dyrschka’s absorbing documentary is an exploration of how such an exceptional woman could be so frustratingly erased from the art world, written out by an industry dominated by the idea of male "genius." Af Klint may not have exhibited during her lifetime, but a recent retrospective of her paintings broke the Guggenheim Museum’s 60-year attendance record, suggesting that the world may finally be ready to rewrite history.  —Vancouver International Film Festival

BEYOND THE VISIBLE is a Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber. To book this film please contact Nancy Gerstman or Emily Russo.

Poster art is temporary.

Halina Dyrschka

Halina Dyrschka was born in Berlin, Germany and is active as a director and producer. After studying acting, classical singing and film production she founded the company AMBROSIA FILM in Berlin. Her first film as a director the short film “9andahalf’s Goodbye” was shown at over 40 film festivals worldwide and has won several awards. BEYOND THE VISIBLE – HILMA AF KLINT marks her directorial feature documentary debut and is the first and only film on the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint.

DIRECTOR/ AUTHOR Halina Dyrschka

PRODUCERS Eva Illmer, Halina Dyrschka

CINEMATOGRAPHERS Alicja Pahl and Luana Knipfer

EDITORS Antje Lass, Mario Orias, Halina Dyrschka

MUSIC Damian Scholl

NARRATOR Petra van der Voort


Johan af Klint, The Hilma af Klint Foundation

Julia Voss

Ulla af Klint

Josiah McEhleny

Iris Müller-Westermann

Valeria Napoleone

Ernst Peter Fischer

and more…





Venue City State Date
Time & Space Limited Hudson NY February 13 - March 1
Boca Grande Film Festival Boca Grande FL February 19-21, 2020
Salt Spring Film Festival Salt Spring Island, BC February 28 - March 1, 2020
Pacific Film Archive Berkeley CA March 8, 27, and April 5, 2020
Portland Museum of Art Portland ME March 20-25, 2020
Wellfleet Preservation Hall Wellfleet MA April 4, 2020 One Night Only!
O Cinema Miami Beach FL April 5 Only! Special event w/filmmaker
Metrograph New York NY April 10-16 One week only!
Proctors Theatre Schenectady NY April 15, 2020 Only!