The Life and Works of M.C. Escher traces the artist from his childhood days in the Netherlands, to his stints in southern Italy and Switzerland and his return to his homeland, where he produced some of his most intriguing works. The Dutch artist's unique perspectives and intricate, enigmatic designs brought him enduring fame. But success came at a cost to his family life. The film portrays Escher's obsession with his art and the sacrifices he made for the sake of his accomplishments. Footage of Escher's works, film clips taken at Escher's favorite haunts, and interviews with the artist himself, blend to create an insightful look at one of the most fascinating artists of the past century.
~ Sally Barber, Rovi