He admitted it was a bit “tricky” portraying a real-life figure, saying: “As an actor, you want to do him justice not just make something up.” Wlaschiha carried out copious research into Steiner in preparation for the part.
The real-life Af Klint was instructed by spirit, who told her the works she’d created wouldn’t be appreciated in her life-time and so she asked for them to sealed for 20 years until after her death in 1944.
However, it wasn’t until 2018 when Klint finally got the overdue recognition she deserved with Stockholm’s Moderna Museet showcasing her work.
Af Klint had always spoken of a temple in which the works would be displayed but sadly this divine structure was never realised, nonetheless it appears the artist is now being celebrated.
Hilma is the latest film delving into the life and times of Af Klint, following on from the 2019 documentary Beyond the Visible — Hilma af Klint and the short film Point and Line to Plane.
Hilma will be released in UK cinemas on 28th October. Early 2023, Hilma will also be available on Viaplay UK, Viaplay’s streaming service set to launch in the UK this autumn