Friday, May 04, 2012
1726 - Her Master's Voice
But what I loved most is how she uses the puppet's in the film to constantly play devil's advocate with her. On the verge of telling her former mentor/lover that she's going to give up she discovers that he's passed away and inherits all of his puppets as well. And how she uses those to get at the heart of what she's feeling is really quite lovely. It's fun and surprisingly light (in a good way) while at the same time really being the kind of film where the filmmaker lets it all out and exposes themselves in a way that is so amazingly endearing.
It's too late to see it at HotDocs now, but you can still see it on the BBC if you live in that part of the world and I can only hope that it ends up on Netflix as well.
If you love puppetry, or if you're an artist who ever considered packing it all in, there are few films that are as lovely as this to help get you through the rough patch.