Monday, July 31, 2023

Charm Circle (2021) August 1 on the Criterion Channel

This is a repost of my review from when the film played DOC NYC in 2021

Filmmaker Nira Burstein weaves together a portrait of her family using current footage with film and video shot over the years. It’s a portrait of a broken and somewhat loving family.

This is an almost too intimate portrait of a family unlike any other, and yet kind of like our own. While Burstein’s family didn’t seem like my family at first the more I watched the more I connected. These people are very much like my own in a lot of ways.

This is an excellent slice of life and recommended

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