Friday, August 28, 2009

Max Kestner

Max by Chance
still from Max Kestner's Max by Chance

Max Kestner's 2004 autobiographical film Rejsen på ophavet (Max by Chance) is a short (29 minute) treasure. The filmmaker's narration tells about his identity stemming from one particular set of great-grandparents (on grid, above). The film is richly illustrated with moving and still images. The story is like a fairy tale, filled with digressions, coincidences, eccentrics, and philosophy.
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