Sundance. Manda Bala.
"There are many impressive documentaries at Sundance this year but my favorite so far is Jason Kohn
's Manda Bala
(Send a Bullet
)," writes Jason Guerrasio
at the Filmmaker
blog. "Examining the violence, political corruption and rampant kidnappings in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this doc - with a brisk running time of 85 minutes - never lets you catch your breath as it weaves through numerous stories that are sometimes humorous but often excruciating to watch."
"[A]rguably the best documentary I've watched so far," agrees Steve Ramos
. Both mention Kohn's work with Errol Morris
, "but the twenty-something director deserves unshared acclaim for his bright, beautiful and utterly engrossing omnibus film," adds Ramos.
Updated through 1/25.
and the Reeler
"What gets my blood running is to fall in love with a movie, and my favorite movie at the festival so far is Jason Kohn's Manda Bala
." Reid Rosefelt
introduces his video interview with Kohn at Zoom In Online
Updates, 1/25: Bryan Whitefield
talks with Kohn for ScreenGrab
"Kohn's film lives in the extremes while somehow taking refuge in the commonplace. It's fascinating, unsettling viewing," writes ST VanAirsdale
before quoting a few very lively bits from the Q&A with an audience.
Coverage of the coverage: The Park City Index
Posted by dwhudson at January 22, 2007 5:39 AM