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.