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DN LFF07: My Kid Could Paint That – Amir Bar-Lev

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My Kid Could Paint That - Amir Bar-Lev

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Amidst the two weeks of screenings and events that was The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival sat the calm oasis of the filmmakers’ breakfasts, which along with being a perfect opportunity to load up on coffee and croissants for the day, meant that I got to speak to some of the directors with their films fresh in mind.

The balance between documentarist and subject has always been a tricky balancing act; too close and you risk losing objectivity but too distant and you really don’t have a film. I spoke to Amir Bar-Lev about navigating this minefield in his feature documentary My Kid could Paint That, along with what happens when events take your film in an completely unexpected direction.

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Amir Bar-Lev
My Kid Could Paint That
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Author: MarBelle

MarBelle has a strange compulsion to watch as many films as he can get his hands on and find jobs that give him a legitimate excuse to drill filmmakers about their work. Directors Notes is the latest incarnation of this disorder and so much cheaper than film school. Twitter: @MarBelle

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  1. [...] provoking documentary from director Amir Bar-Lev, who DN first met back in 2007 with his doc My Kid Could Paint That, I sat down with him at the London BFI film festival to talk about his new work. My second film is [...]

    Posted by DN LFF2010: The Tillman Story – Amir Bar-Lev | Directors Notes | October 22, 2010, 4:07 pm

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