Dark and intense, this is one of the best bio-films to incorporate the artist's processo into the diegesis: it's non stop chaos through 90 minutes. Maybury has a point of view as a storyteller - he wants us to dig deep together and the journey ends up to be as poetic as tragic - so beautiful because of its pain. This is bio-cinema with a touch of video art. I dig it.
the effects were a little off-putting, but in a strangely good way. impressive cinematography! the V.O during some scenes generated a creepy atmosphere revealing portions of his dark nature, holding a mirror up to us. anyway, I felt something missing... perhaps I was expecting to see more of his creative mind overflowing on canvas, don't know. bloody rough affair between alpha and beta.
There are several scenes that distort the characters, leaving them half out of focus and giving off a general sense of grotesqueness. These scenes recall many of Bacon's paintings, and make the film very onteresting visually. The experimentalism of the film pays off and we end with a very personal and at times tender portrayal of the characters.