There are some surprising moral questions asked by this one. Questions regarding the appropriation of an artist’s work after they are deceased, the matter of a person’s genius versus their actual personality, especially if that personality ended up damaging others. Vivian Maier was a great photographer and a fascinating person, but she could also be accused to child abuse in sometimes horrific measures.
John Maloof kaufte vor einigen Jahre einige Negative und stiess per Zufall auf eine grossartige, bis dahin unveröffentlichte Künstlerin: Vivian Maier. Nun hat er einen Film über sie gemacht... Die ganze Rezension sowie weitere Filme über Fotografen gibts in unserer Film List auf cinegeek.de
I'm surprised it got an oscar nod - not best doc filmmaking I've seen, though it has its moments, at times with euforic effect. BUT the story! Man, I love this story. It's like in Amelie, when she finds the memories box, and begins to piece together the story of the owner. Only here, the owner of the box is another Amelie-like character, who may or may not have put the box there for this exact purpose.
I find Vivian herself extremely intriguing and love her photography. But this documentary just left me wanting for more. It was like an Introduction to Vivian Maier course just touching the surface of her life. I understand that it's hard to find information on her, but I believe a better study could have been made with the information in hand