The Berlinale Blog: Day 5
By Lola Maraver
So far I have been to two workshops at the Berlinale Talent Campus: “5D science Fiction..” and “Project your Rights” I found the 5D science fiction very interesting indeed, with a great debate on the subject ensuing amongst the guest speakers! I liked it very much.
I watched The Grand Budapest Hotel which I loved, it was very “Wes Anderson” (great in every detail) He always has such beautiful photography.
Finding Vivian Maire
Finding Vivian Maire (John Maloof and Charlie Siskel) is a documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.
I think the filmmakers have done a great job, putting all the pieces together and collecting her amazing work which could have been lost forever. Anybody, interested in photography or not would recognise her talent now that her incredible amount of photographs are shown thanks to John Maloof and the 4 years he spent not just discovering her work but also trying to find out who Vivian Maire really was.
John Maloof wasn’t involved in film or photography before taking on this project and it’s while he was discovering Vivian Maire’s work when he started to be interested in photography.
I think it’s such a touching and inspiring story and I very much enjoyed the documentary.
The film will be released in the movies here in Berlín by August 2014 and it’s moving all over the world screening internationally. He mentioned after the screening that there are future plans to make a feature out of it and there has already been and offer for it.