Thursday, August 9, 2012


This is the most gripping, moving, peculiar, and astonishing movie I have seen in a long time.

Rent it, stream it, watch it now!

Mark Hogancamp was beaten savagely and suffered amnesia and long term cognitive disability.  As part of his rehabilitation, he builds a town called Marwencol.

The 1/6 scale WWII era Belgian town lays bare the inner workings of its creator's psyche (one of my favorite moments of the movie: Mark's best friend saying, This is Mark's war.)  To see Marwencol - and Hogancamp's extraordinary photographs of the intricate story lines he develops -- is to see a damaged spirit and gifted mind trying to heal itself through the generative power of artistic expression.

1 comment:

  1. Just added it to my Netflix que. Thanks for the recommendation.