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National Gallery 2014 12

180 mins USA Director. Frederick Wiseman

One of America's foremost cultural institutions - documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman - turns his attention to one of Britain’s: London's National Gallery.

Over a mesmerising three hours, Wiseman follows the intricate inner workings of a hugely complex organisation, from finance board meetings to the meticulous work of restorers and educators (most memorably in a scene of an art appreciation class for blind people). The rich, absorbing tapestry that unfolds ranks as one of Wiseman’s finest achievements and is required viewing for anyone with an interest in British cultural life.

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