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Human Remains Jay Rosenblatt

“The idea for the film began when I came across an image of Hitler eating. I was disturbed by the image of this monstrous person doing something so human.” (Jay Rosenblatt)

Human Remains

Documentary Film
USA
1998
30 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_English

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Jay Rosenblatt, John Turk (Locomotion Films), Danish Film Institute Workshop
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt
Christian Bruno, Amy Hunter
Jennifer Frame, Harvey Schwartz, Ellen Bruno, Caveh Zahedi
“The idea for the film began when I came across an image of Hitler eating. I was disturbed by the image of this monstrous person doing something so human.” (Jay Rosenblatt)

The Wolfpack

Documentary Film
USA
2015
89 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Izabella Tzenkova
Crystal Moselle
Randall Poster, Meghan Currier
Crystal Moselle
Enat Sidi
Richard Levengodd, Cole Wenner
Get ready for the Angulo brothers who spent their whole young lives in a shabby council flat on the Lower East Side. Their Hare Krishna-damaged father, for whom evil began at his doorstep, forbade any contact with the outside world. No school, no friends. The six brothers were virtually never allowed to go outside. Instead they were home-schooled and had more than 5,000 feature films on DVD, their only window on the world. They retrieved it by creating their own cinema, re-enacting the films for their video camera – faithful to the script, with homemade costumes and props. This made them feel alive.

Crystal Moselle was at the right place at the right time, just like in the movies. The power balance in the flat was just beginning to shift, the brothers dared to make the first steps outside – where they met the filmmaker. Both sides connected instantly through their love of cinema. Once accepted into the “Wolfpack”, the director created the gripping psychological profile of a family in upheaval. The old is still claustrophobically present, while the outside is beginning to show itself as uncertain territory that will not be mastered by the patterns of movie stories – as the brothers suspect.

Matthias Heeder



Prize of the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique 2015