[agnès b.] has helped finance movies by Harmony Korine, Claire Denis, and Jonas Mekas. Their influence is apparent in My Name Is Hmmm…, but the way Trouble tells a story and the story she tells are utterly personal. Her elliptical editing of both images and music can be startling, illuminating, or awkward, but it is always purposeful in expressing how the consciousness and memory of her heroine, an eleven-year-old girl, is shaped.
January 29, 2015