The criticisms of narcissism may be rather valid, but this is nonetheless an exciting, honest and riveting self portrait.
Un collage de reminiscencias pero con un estilo excéntrico, pop, fantástico. Lo que causa más atención de este documental es su modo narrativo. Es ausente el narrador, en su lugar lo reemplaza una serie de grabaciones, fotos y líneas que siguen el curso de la historia. Un arduo trabajo que además se da el lujo de innovar su estética.
O documentário levado ao extremo. Imagine gravar toda a sua vida, incluindo obviamente as partes ruins, e organizá-la em um filme. Tarnaion não só faz isso, como traz uma honestidade tão gigante, que é difícil não se comover com a história.
Is this THE best documentary ever existed or what?
I don't know what I could possibly say about this film. No words would do it justice. All I know is that it is the most powerful, most honest documentary I have ever seen.
Starts off seeming a bit egocentric and forced, but that feeling wavers as Caouette's unusual and disturbing montages draw you in, as does the undeniable emotional transparency on display. Really touching and upsetting, and commendably different, if sometimes a bit overly affected. How to do work with two hundred dollars, a troubled nuclear family, a super 8 camera and a friendship with John Cameron Mitchell.
A revealing, personal look at growing up with a mentally ill parent.
So dark. So sad, so beautiful.
I loved the way this film abandoned a normal documentary approach and a consistent structure, moving from avant-garde montages to intense interviews with members of the director's family.
One of the most bizarre films of the last decade. Quite a trip.
Having overcome despersonalization a couple of years ago, this film touched me in a deeply personal way. Part acid trip, part documentary, part fever dream, one of the best documentaries I have seen.
What an experience !! One of the most unique movies I have seen. You forget the naive narcissism of the project.
Not quite a documentary, more like poetry on film. Something I've never seen before. I was touched and shocked and mesmerized and in love all a once. It was a privilege to be let into the life and art of Jonathan Caouette.
another piece that just breaks my heart, this is how documentaries should be, like a slap on the face, telling you to wake the fuck up.
One of the most intimate and personal testimonies ever put on film. A unique and partially bizarre presentation reflects the way life is perceived by the author and is none the less extremely attractive to behold.
A great achievement and very possibly the redefinition of modern documentary.
This is a wonderful and innovative personal documentary — a significant addition to the experimental gay film canon.
This is an emotionally disturbing film, you must be prepared to watch it. It's a very unorthodox presentation of documentary that, lack for a better word, is surprising to say the least. Everything comes at you so fast you can't be completely sure how to take it. You may need a second look to understand how to comprehend it.