Directed by Kristoffer Borgli
Fiction/documentary hybrid DRIB centres on the real life story of how Borgli’s friend Amir, a stand-up comedian and performance artist, almost ended up as the international face of a well-known energy drink.
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★★★★½ review by Jonathan Van Hemelrijck on Letterboxd
Geweldige meta-mockumentary samen met Daan op de laatste avond van ons kort IDFA avontuur. Goed gelachen.
★★★★ review by randystaat on Letterboxd
I went to Best Buy to pick up the Safdie Bro's film GOOD TIME on Blu Ray today, but also surprisingly saw DRIB available on Blu Ray for $13. I've heard about Drib in recent weeks amongst conversation with some friends, and I love me some Bret Gelman, so I bought it.
Drib is hard to describe, but it's sort of a meta-documentary satire about the main character Amir's story about a fake cancelled energy drink campaign that actually ended up being cancelled. The movie (documentary) is unsettling at times, and puts you in his fish out of water perspective. There's a movie (via reenactments) within the documentary itself, and reality/truth start to blur, characters break the fourth wall, etc...
This review so far has pretty much just been a summation of what the film is, but maybe that'll help some...although I loved going in pretty blind to watching this. Drib is effective, pretty interesting and kept my interest the whole time wondering where it was going.
★★★★ review by michail on Letterboxd
Amazing hybrid-doco that's as funny as it is intriguing. Satirises the advertising industry in a way that makes you question the authenticity and motives of the filmmaker. Near perfect. I wanna watch it again.
★★★½ review by Heath Cowart on Letterboxd
SXSW 2017 - Movie #11
First documentary I've seen at this year's fest and yeah, it's as strange as the title would imply.
But it's also very unique and playful in its movie-within-a-movie presentation.
★★★★ review by Alexei Toliopoulos on Letterboxd
I don't know what to believe!?!? An utterly captivating meta-documentary takedown of capitalistic marketing. Fascinating in form, premise, and execution.
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