LOST IN FACE
Valentin Riedl's portrait of the artist known as Carlotta. Born with the inability to recognize any face is a head trip.
Putting us into Carlotta's headspace we are forced to consider not recognizing faces would mean. How do you go through your life? Riedl shows us, as well as giving us a portrait of a a woman who has not only overcome it but also excelled beyond that.
This is a unique tale compellingly told.
Portrait of Ruth Finley the founder and head honcho of The Fashion Calendar the bible of the fashion industry that lets everyone know who is showing when and where. She had been a force of nature since she started her pink paper publication in 1941.
This is a wonderful look at a woman and an industry over the course of 70 years. By watching Ruth go through her paces and reflecting back on her life as she sells her business we get a real inside look at more than just a woman and an industry but the history of every everyday life since we see the clothes that we all wore.
A delight and recommended
A look at the disappearance of Yingying Zhang, a Chinese student who disappeared from her college campus. It sparked a desperate search for her. The story is chronicled by Jiayan Jenny Shi a college schoolmate of Yingying's.
Sad true crime story that is a portrait of a young woman lost in America, a country where she was a fish out of water. This is a slow contemplative film that shows you the damage the disappearance of a loved one can cause- and how it happening thousands of miles from home makes it even more difficult to deal with.
This is a somber and bittersweet film that is recommended.