• 2010
  • US
  • 1h 23min

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If ever a single documentary perfectly illustrated the view that life is stranger than fiction it is Marwencol. Jeff Malmberg’s film is a spellbinding account of one man’s true story. Mark Hogancamp was attacked and badly beaten outside a bar and left with head injuries that required him to learn to talk, walk and write all over again. His response was to build a 1/6th scale model of a town from the Second World War era that he named Marwencol. Dolls were used to represent his family and friends and soon he was creating life-like photographs that told the story of events in the town. Then a New York gallery started to take an interest in his ‘art’ and Mark was faced with the dilemma of whether he could abandon this therapeutic fantasy and reconnect with the real world. A fascinating, unforgettable film. Part of Glasgow Film Festival

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