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The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins Film (Excerpts) – 2008 Documentary

The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins

Film (Excerpts) – 2008 Documentary

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The 'art star' is renowned contemporary artist Vanessa Beecroft; this film follows her from Africa to New York and Europe in her efforts to adopt two orphaned Sudanese twins. How the process impacts on her art and personal life, and the contradictions of her mission, are provokingly documented by director Pietra Brettkelly. Art Star won best doco, director and editing at 2009's Qantas Film and TV Awards and was selected for multiple festivals, including Sundance. LA Times: "a brutally honest, remarkably self-critical reflection on foreign adoption".

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...a brutally honest, remarkably self-critical reflection on foreign adoption that touches unexpectedly on issues of alienation and loneliness.
– LA Times reviewer Carino Chocano

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Pietra brett kelly

Pietra Brettkelly

Availability

Available to purchase through the filmmaker's website

Acknowledgements

Produced with the assistance of the New Zealand Film Commission.

Music

Original soundtrack by Edmund McWilliams with Anika Moa