Jaipur, India, January 21, 2020. Arthur Balder’s ‘American Mirror: Intimations of Immortality’ became the most awarded film at Jaipur Intl’ Film Festival’s history, winning Best Documentary Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, and the Red Rose Award.
Published in JCC2019 (Oscar-qualifying 53rd Carthage Film Festival), film review at Le Quotidienne des Journees Cinematographiques Du Carthage, by Meriam Azizi, Ph.D. in Film Adaptation by Sorbonne Nouvelle University of Paris:
“Of all the documentaries of JCC2019 Arthur Balder’s is the one that intrigues the most.”
“American Mirror joins the pantheon of such films as David Lynch’s, Stanley Kubrick’s, but also of writers as Marcel Proust in his the search of lost time.”
By Dragan Elcic
Director, film critic, Professor of Film Directing at and Dean of Belgrade Academy of Arts, Serbia. His films have been selected for the Oscars representing Serbia. As published by RTRS.tv
Branko Lazic, film director, Bosnia-Herzegovina, published by RTRS.tv.
Srdjan Savic, film critic, Serbia, published by RTRS.tv
“An engrossing tale that reflects on today’s society’s obsessions.”
By Stephanie Janssen, Volume One Magazine, USA
By critic Alex Lines, FilmInquiry, Australia:
“‘ Intimations of Immortality’ is (…) a strange beast of a feature“
“there’s a lingering, finely-drawn intelligence to Arthur Balder’s hallucinogenic compilation, one which welcomes many readings no matter how you look at it”
“with a healthy dose of David Lynch” (…) strikingly original
“Perplexing (…). It definitely shrugs off any expected genre conventions“
“‘American Mirror’ eschews any traditional documentary formats when attempting to align Balder’s own film theory digressions alongside the scattered memories of his main subject”
“a fractured mosaic of brooding introspection, abstract memory play (…) hard to define”
From an article published by FilmInquiry, Australia, written by film critic Alex Lines.