Paul Haggis, two-time Academy award-winner screenwriter, director and producer:
“I congratulate you for having made me feel uneasy, for having abandoned the safe zone and tried to go beyond.”
Declarations after winners announced by Paul Haggis, who had been Jury President of Fabrique Du Cinema Awards 2018, published by Fabrique Du Cinema Awards, Rome, Italy. “American Mirror: Intimations of Immortality” won Best International Documentary Award.
“‘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”
“‘American Mirror’ eschews any traditional documentary formats when attempting to align Balder’s own film theory digressions alongside scattered memories”
It definitely shrugs off any expected genre conventions“
By The Armenian Mirror-Spectator, the first English language Armenian weekly in the USA since 1932:
“It expands our ordinary perception of time”
By Fabrique Du Cinema Nr 24, Rome, Italy, March 2019, written by Chiara Carna:
“Susan Sarandon is more charismatic than ever in ‘American Mirror’. ”
By The Digital Journal:
“Arthur Balder wonders what is the true beauty in “American Mirror: Intimations of Immortality”. A very graceful and elegant work.”
The Digital Journal, April 2019, LA, USA.
By the TorontoHye.ca: