Selected Film Reviews

Published by Film Inquiry, Australia, written by film critic Alex Lines:

“‘American Mirror’ 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, which makes for a mystifying, if not wholly fascinating experiment”

“Perplexing (…). It definitely shrugs off any expected genre conventions

Published by Fabrique Du Cinema Nr 24, Rome, Italy, March 2019, written by Chiara Carna:

“Arthur Balder is an artist at the same time creative and meticulous. Indicative of it are the stylistic rigor and the aesthetic acumen with which he directed ‘American Mirror’.”

“Susan Sarandon is more charismatic than ever in ‘American Mirror’. ”

Chiara Carna, Fabrique Du Cinema Nr 24, Rome, Italy, March 2019.

“L’ARTE DELLA BELLEZA” by Chiara Carna, Nr 24 of Fabrique Du Cinema Magazine, Italy

“I have to congratulate the winners for having made me feel uneasy, for having abandoned the safe zone and tried to go beyond.”

Paul Haggis.

Jury President Fabrique Du Cinema Awards 2018, published by Fabrique Du Cinema Awards, Rome, Italy.

“New cutting-edge media helps to understand the art of being yourself at New Media Film Festival 2019. Arthur Balder wonders what is the true beauty in his new project “American Mirror”. Susan Sarandon like Mona Lisa and Tigran Tsitoghdzyan like Leonardo da Vinci invite you to the path of understanding yourself. (…) A very graceful and elegant work.”

The Digital Journal, April 2019, LA, USA.

“(…) the director choses an artistic direction that he would follow hereafter with unwavering determination until the last frame of the film, challenging the canons of nowadays ‘conscious’ mainstream documentary filmmaking.”

Broadwayworld, NY, USA, November 2018.