Frederick Wiseman takes the audience on a journey to the heart of the world-famous museum, revealing the secrets within its corridors and its Western art masterpieces. This portrait of the National Gallery shows its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public and its paintings.
Frederick Wiseman’s expansive and in-depth survey of the grand British art institution feels like a timeless gift. This lucid, behind-the-scenes tour is guided by the documentary master’s narration-free approach and the infinite wisdom that imbues every camera position.
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