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.
this had the potential to be an unconventional masterpiece. instead, they went for a reality show-like approach in order to portray an individual who's anything but reality show appropriate. although i watched and, to some extent, enjoyed it, my reaction had nothing to do with the actual film, but with Marina as an artist