“American Mirror joins the pantheon of such films as David Lynch’s, Stanley Kubrick’s”

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:

A masterpiece.

“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.”


“An engrossing tale that reflects on today’s society’s obsessions.”

By Stephanie Janssen, Volume One Magazine


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

“An undefinable fever dream

“‘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

mystifying, if not wholly fascinating

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.