wowza 💥 "one of the best documentaries about the power of filmmaking ever made" + tons of insightful reflections on El Father Plays Himself from Toisto ...
"While not strictly a documentary about filmmaking, Scarpelli has captured inherent truths about the process so clearly, that EL FATHER should be essential viewing for anyone wanting to become a director. It shows without embellishment or nostalgia the madness, narcissism, and love required to work on an artform that emphasizes the lie to create reality. Naturally, we only see what she wants us to see, but the narrative is still compelling and emotionally honest. Her presence isn’t truly objective — both Roque and Jorge refer to her multiple times during the film — but it allows better than most for us to feel as if we’re experiencing everything as it really happened. And more importantly than the technical side of things, Scarpelli’s interest lies in the subtext of every moment that happens between “action” and “cut.”"
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Our Visions du Réel coverage continues with this stunning portrait of father and son relationships. El Father Plays Himself is one of the best documentaries about the power of filmmaking ever made.