Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis)

Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis)

25th TiDF: European Premiere
Whether you’re a fan of Pink Floyd or not, chances are you know exactly what the album covers of The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here look like. But you might not be familiar with the creative duo behind those iconic images: Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey “Po” Powell, aka the innovative design studio Hipgnosis. Hipgnosis went from making covers for their mates (the likes of David Gilmour and Syd Barrett) to establishing themselves as the driving force behind visual identities of some of the most popular artists of the 1970s (think Led Zeppelin and Paul McCartney). Their methods were unconventional, their budgets often unreasonable, but they were fearless visionaries who artfully manipulated photographic images long before computer graphics became ubiquitous. No stranger to the musical frontier, Corbijn has worked with numerous influential artists, namely Depeche Mode, U2, The Killers, and many others, as well as directed a number of notable music videos, including Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box.” His first feature-length documentary is a charming, witty, beautifully crafted tale of challenging friendships, passion, and vision, full of fascinating anecdotes and big music personalities.
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Direction: Anton Corbijn
Script: Trish D. Chetty
Editing: Andrew Hulme
Production: Raindog Films
Producers: Trish D. Chetty, Ged Doherty, Colin Firth
Co-producers: Guy Thompson, Christian Holland
Executive producer: Hartwig Masuch, Alistair Norbury, Stuart Souter, Merck Mercuriadis, Thorsten Schumacher, George Chignell, Andrew Hulme, Nick Angel
Format: DCP
Production Country: United Kingdom
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 101'
Contact: Rocket Science

Anton Corbijn


2007 Control (fiction)
2010 The American (fiction)
2014 A Most Wanted Man (fiction)
2015 Life (fiction)
2022 Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis)