United States 2013, 83 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

They thought they knew her. No one imagined that the strange nanny who kept to herself was secretly taking hundreds of thousands of photographs. Nor would anyone believe that these photos would be found years after her death and featured in the most prestigious galleries around the world. Who would have thought that she would be considered one of the great photographers of the twentieth century? But Vivian Maier led a double life. She had no family or friends, and the children she tended all remember her as a dark, sinister figure. No one was allowed to enter her room, where she hoarded photographs, films and newspaper clippings, all stored in countless boxes. What had prevented her from exhibiting her art when she was still alive? Could it be that behind the amusing, touching street photography, so full of pathos and humanity, was a bitter, lonely woman who lost all touch with reality? This is a remarkable film about a woman who remains an unsolved mystery.

Previous Festivals: Toronto, Berlinale

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Screenings

  • Sat 10.05 10:00 Cinemateque 3
  • Mon 12.05 14:15 Cinemateque 1
  • Sat 17.05 11:45 Cinemateque 1

Filmmakers

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Directors & Script: Charlie Siskel, John Maloof
Production: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
Production Company: N/a
Editing: Aaron Wickenden
Cinematography: John Maloof
Soundtrack: J. Ralph
Print Source: HanWay Films (ts@hanwayfilms.com)