If you read all the reviews above/below, mine won‘t be any different. this was a real emotional ride, i had tears almost all the time. Even my other half, who is not into arts&co was absorbed into her universe. There is 1 negative thing -has to do with the MoMA people actually - it was this girl who wanted to undress & sit naked in front of MA. she was escorted outside. why wasnt she allowed to express herself
The documentary has some great and breathtaking moments while it captures the performance and its impact on the audience. But the rest is a mostly superficial portrayal of Abramovic's work. The worst thing is the shitty and tasteless music that kills every atmospheric moment of the film.
I was sobbing all film, from first to last minutes. Marina is the new prophet, she moves every cell of my body. Seems as if she sits and thinks: what could I do that I can't do..? She is provocative and radical, also, genuine, emotional, true, present. Documentary is deeply moving too.
3.5 stars. An intriguing documentary but hard to separate the subject from the actual film. Overall, it achieved what it wanted to and I learnt more about Marina Abramovic. I now have some appreciation for performance art and certainly have found some respect for what she does.
I won't pretend to understand her art and before the film I'd have doubted I would yearn to sit w/ her. I didn't grasp all the tears produced during the show, but this is one of the most fascinating and astonishing films I've seen - fascinating because it made me want to understand, astonishing because it made want to experience. As docu cinema it strikes all the right notes, down to Halpern's score. Powerful cinema!
Not a fabulous piece of documentary but packed with quotes by Abramovic that really resonated with me and my experiences. Definitely a film that divides opinion, not least because of the very run-of-the-mill tv-ish quality of the documentary. Abramovic is often pretentious, yes, but monumental and inspiring and honest too. I would've hated the film if I would've watched it in a cynical period of mine - beware others.