DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

The Last Painting

The Last Painting

A painter’s life without words. The photorealist John Salt works on a painting, a still life of old U.S. cars in front of fire walls. The routines of his life play out in the midst of an idyllic landscape; the dog is waiting, walks are taken, and the tiny stencils used to achieve absolute realism are stuck everywhere, even on the dog. Slowly the artist releases his grip on his tools. Memories are sorted, other cars are passing outside. A whole quiet human life is cleared up.

Saskia Walker

Honorable Mention in the German Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film.


Original Title: The Last Painting Country: Germany Year: 2018 Language: English Subtitle: No Runtime: 14 min. Format: DCP Color: Colour Director: Tom Salt Producer: Inka Achté Cinematographer: Tom Salt Editor: Tom Salt, Nina Ijäs

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