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Influential surrealist painter H. R. Giger hypnotized audiences with his Oscar-winning visual creatures in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic “Alien” and altered the pop culture landscape forever with his striking, dark visual imagery. Now, the documentary “Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World” is hitting theaters, and Indiewire has an exclusive clip.
The film’s synopsis reads: “Hollywood, sci-fi, horror, pop music, album covers, punk and goth culture, tattoos and fetish art have been influenced by his intricate, startling paintings and sculptures depicting birth, life, 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: H.R. Giger’s World’ shares the last years of the artist’s life and reveals how deeply he resided within his own artistic visions.”
Sallin’s documentary digs into the intimate, final years of Giger’s life and reveals how deeply he resided with his artistic visions behind the shuttered windows of his residences in Zurich, Switzerland. Fun fact: the first skull Giger received was given by his father at the age of six.
“Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World” opens in limited theaters on May 15 and expands to multiple cities throughout the month.