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A Bastard Child at Hot Docs 2017 – wonderful reviews and interview with Knutte Wester, director of the film!

The new issue of Cinema Scandinavia, brings to light  A Bastard Child – interview with director of the film, our […]

The new issue of Cinema Scandinavia, brings to light  A Bastard Child - interview with director of the film, our dear artist Knutte Wester, you could read on the link .

A Bastard Child

In the interivew, Knutte talks openly about the reasons why he wanted to create documentary about his grandmother, why he decided to use method of paintings/ acquarells over a conventional documentary and also more about process of creating, memories from his childhood and thoughts about modern Swedish society, deep and emotional connection with the theme and characters in film..You’ll find even more resons why     A Bastard Child is so unique story!

North American Premiere of A Bastard Child at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has been sold out! Great reviews followed the screening:

Hot Docs 2017 Review: “A Bastard Child” (2017) by Ulkar Alakbarova in Festival Coverage, Hot Docs  

HOT DOCS 2017 REVIEW: A BASTARD CHILD by  Andrew Parker | Apr 24, 2017 | Festivals, Hot Docs 2017

Review of Wester´s work “A Bastard Child” by Matt Fagerholm at www.rogerebert.com    “The story that Wester recounts is so compelling that it’s easy to take his masterful technique for granted. These memories from his grandmother’s grueling childhood so transfixed the director that he decided to recreate them in numerous watercolors. There are just enough frames of movement to make the imagery seem alive, and once the viewer falls into the film’s rhythm, Wester’s fusion of paintings and archival footage proves to be seamless and immersive. This may in fact be a more accurate representation of memory than the typical staged recreations, since each drawing is the sort of remembered moment forever seared into Hervor’s mind. As an artist, Wester has a great gift for human expression, bringing out the sadness in smiling eyes.”

 

The last screening on Sunday, May 7, 13:30 PM Scotiabank Theatre 2!! link