The main question with Interpretation of Reality – Georg Stefan Troller is whether a subject, even as impressive as Troller, and an abundance of the top-notch archival material is enough to guarantee for a good portrait documentary.
Most of the stories are heart-breaking and sobering in pointing at the lack of any kind of support for victims of violence, leaving the Iranian women with endurance as the only option.
As a project, ‘Speak So I Could See You’ was developed over the course of years, and the richly textured, layered, top-quality work shows.
Lene Marie’s special place was Chios, Greece, where she did some of her best work, including the collection of self-portraits in an abandoned health facility that lead her to fame. In those photos, she exposed her fragility, vulnerability and the pain of the everyday life, with the striking contrasts highlighting the skin, the eyes and the bones, which was everything she had left from her body.
In his second feature-length documentary Midnight Family, the American filmmaker of the young generation Luke Lorentzen takes us to the streets of Mexico City where the Ochoa family that operates an ambulance.