Directed by Bernardo Britto
A filmmaker introduces us to the subject of his documentary—the beautiful Jacqueline Dumont, a young Frenchwoman who claims to have uncovered a covert assassination conspiracy. While unsure of the eccentric Jacqueline’s veracity, the filmmaker nonetheless enlists a couple of interns and heads to the holistic retreat in Argentina where she’s hiding out, to explore her claims and film her story. Upon arrival, the filmmaker begins to doubt the worthwhileness of his venture, but finds reasons to hope that he might actually be capturing something big, something real, with his increasingly makeshift film.
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★★★★ review by Marian on Letterboxd
me when I need the attention
★★★½ review by seanmalin on Letterboxd
This fascinating movie by Bernardo Britto was one of the few I meant to watch at Sundance '16 but missed for various reasons. I enjoyed the film as a big fan of Britto's previous shorts, and thought the casting of Wyatt Cenac and Richard Kind was about enough to make me happy. It's a strange docufiction that can't settle on tone, image quality, or performance; for example, Jacqueline is played inconsistently and with no real personality by Camille Rutherford. Cenac, however, turns his monotone into comedy, and Britto makes exceptional use of his hair and presence.
I preferred this movie to the other docufictions from Sundance, like KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE and CAMERAPERSON, and Britto will eventually get to make something even bigger - make with a Duplass brother - that gets independent notice that this movie will not. So far as I know, it doesn't have any kind of distribution, and I don't remember seeing any reviews of the film outside of the Trades when Sundance ended. Still, I'm glad to have seen it - viewing provided by Festival Scope on behalf of Sundance press. Very generous.
★★★★ review by Cory on Letterboxd
Quirky and funny! I enjoyed the journey even though there was no resolution.
★★★★ review by Lucia Bellanger on Letterboxd
Quite an interesting mockumentary. The music choices were awesome and the organic feel made the story feel very life-like.
★★★★★ review by Jazmine on Letterboxd
Sundance Film Festival 2016
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