The World of Gilbert & George
Directed by Gilbert Prousch and George Passmore • 1981 • United Kingdom
Starring Gilbert Prousch, George Passmore
See the world through the beautiful, humorous, shocking, and absurd lens of British “living sculpture” provocateurs Gilbert & George, a couple in life and art-making whose defiantly anti-elitist works explored the bleak urban environs of 1980s London and gave expression to the desires and tensions of its disillusioned youth. Written and directed by the artists, THE WORLD OF GILBERT & GEORGE is both their singular self-portrait and a subversive personal tour through Thatcher-era Britain, where church spires and city streets, youths and drunks, dancing and tea drinking all take on affecting new meanings when viewed from their unique perspective.