Stroke (Am seidenen Faden)

   26 April 2005, early morning

Stroke was the second film I watched as part of the HotDocs festival. The movie was made by Katarina Peters as a sort of diary documenting her life during the aftermath of her young husband’s stroke. The subject matter is very moving, but Peters attempts to inject art-house really detract from the film. At times the movie seems very forced. When she brings the camera back to her husband, the film really picks up. He is what makes the film worth watching. His attitude after the stroke is amazing; he is filled with so much hope and a new love of life. My opinions on the film are mixed. It’s difficult to be critical of a film whose subject is so amazing. The film’s ending was really lovely.

Information about Stroke at the HotDocs web site.

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