Gerhard Richter is one of the most influential contemporary German artists, recognised for his abstract paintings and glass pieces, as well as for his photorealistic works. “Never Look Away” is a film that is more or less based on his extraordinary life, covering a time period of around thirty years. In it, Kurt Barnert is an artist whose childhood has been affected by the Nazi regime. As a young man he lives in communistic Germany - GDR and is forced to create only art approved by the ruling communist party. Kurt’s free, artist soul cannot stand the boundaries, set by a social system ruled by narrow-minded people. That is why he manages to escape to Western Germany where he experiences an existential crisis, hunted by his past. Free to create art according to his own visions, Kurt's talent flourishes and art experts are ready to pay comic places for his work.