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Chasing Portraits

Chasing Portraits is a movie starring Violetta Bachur, Shula Eliaz, and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. One man's art. One woman's unexpected path to healing. An American woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish...

Running Time
1 hours 18 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
History, Documentary
Director
Elizabeth Rynecki
Writer
Elizabeth Rynecki, Josh Peterson
Actors
Shula Eliaz, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Violetta Bachur, Tyler Knowlton
Country
Canada, Poland, USA, Israel
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

One man's art. One woman's unexpected path to healing. An American woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, lost during World War II.

Comments about history «Chasing Portraits» (17)

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Keith C.

I know this will be a polarizing movie to some, but I'm here to tell you that this documentary is absolutely essential viewing for any serious film buff. I read a few reviews of this movie and I'm glad to see some people actually appreciate it. If you don't agree with me, you should be able to enjoy the film for what it is, a cinematic tour de force. The art of film-making is one of the greatest gifts humanity has ever received. The reason why this documentary is so great is because it challenges our assumptions about what makes a good movie and what doesn't. It reminds us that no matter what the genre, the end result is still the same. It's a wonderful thing to know that these movies were made by real people, and it's a wonderful thing to have an audience that cares about their choices. If we don't believe in the true power of the medium, we won't understand the impact the medium has on us. I hope this movie inspires people to embrace the art of film and take more time to appreciate it.

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Theresa Fuller

I saw this film at the Austin Film Festival and was really impressed. This film is a lot more than just a portrait of a woman. It is a character study of a woman, in her late 50's, who had an affair with a photographer, and later married a painter. She is a single mother, and the film is very honest about her life, her relationship with her children, and her husband's art. The documentary-style of the film is very well done, and the camera work is also very effective. I was really impressed with the photography and the use of sound in this film. The film is very well done and worth seeing.

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Pamela K.

This is an excellent film which was filmed in the Burmese city of Mandalay, Myanmar. It gives a very accurate depiction of life in the country, and in particular the women. I recommend this film to anyone who has lived in a country that is undergoing political turmoil, especially the Burmese. This is a film to show your friends, your family, and anyone who has ever been to Myanmar. I would recommend this film to anyone who has ever been to Myanmar. This film is very interesting. It gives a very good picture of the lives of the people of the country, and shows the women in a very accurate way. The women are all very beautiful and look like they have lived in a beautiful country, and are quite well educated. The women are the main characters in the film. It's a very interesting film, but a little difficult to understand at times, due to the language. It is a very exciting film, but is not for everyone. It's interesting, but not for everyone.

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Beverly R.

I thought this was a great documentary. It was beautifully done, the interviews were well done, and the scenes were very interesting. It was interesting to learn more about some of the great artists that were in the film. It is amazing how some of these people are still active today. The film is really interesting and well done, and you will be entertained and maybe even a little bit inspired. I really liked the documentary, and I would recommend it to anyone. I hope that some of you will see it and like it as well.

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Justin

This documentary about the life of Marie-Josiane Bousquet, the granddaughter of the famed French author Georges Simenon, gives us an intimate look at a woman who wrote many stories of love and romance and who also devoted her life to her literary work. Bousquet was born in Paris, but grew up in a poor area of southern France, where she was both a victim and a victimizer. She had to fend for herself as a child and then later as an adult, as she struggled to get by. The film features a number of interviews with her friends and family, and it shows us the stories she told her contemporaries about her experiences growing up in the poverty of the south. Bousquet's stories were very autobiographical, and we learn a lot about the complicated relationship between her parents and grandparents. Bousquet was so outspoken in her criticism of the French and their treatment of the Jews in the 1930s that she was denounced by many of her former friends as a Communist. But her refusal to stay silent about the injustices suffered by the Jews in France made her an icon of resistance to the government and to the racism of the time. She became a favorite of Jean-Paul Sartre, and her writings are considered among the greatest of the modernist movement. Bousquet's literary success led to a literary career that lasted for more than a decade. In the early 1980s, she published several novels and a collection of short stories. This film is a beautiful look at a remarkable woman and a story about the ways in which women can shape their lives.

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Gregory

This film was shown at the recent World Film Festival in San Francisco. It was so wonderful to see this film. I was very interested in the topic, but I also liked that the director made sure to show what the majority of the people in the country thought. I was impressed with the way the director told the story, the way he filmed the scenes, the way he did the editing, the way he created the beautiful music. I thought the editing was great, and the camera work was amazing. The film is very informative, and I hope that more people will see it. The director of the film, Paul Cornell, did a great job at telling the story of the country and the people. He did a great job of showing what the people thought, what the government was doing, and what the people thought of it all. I recommend this film to anyone who wants to learn more about the U.S. in the early 1900s. I have enjoyed this film so much, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see a great documentary about the history of the United States.

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Charles C.

I had the pleasure of seeing this film last night at the San Francisco International Film Festival. It is an excellent film. It is about the effects of colonialism on indigenous people. This is a fascinating film, and I recommend it to everyone. I have read the book and I am anxious to see the film. I also read the book before I saw the film, and I was very pleased with the adaptation. I think it was very well done. The actors are very good, especially the actors who played the roles of the indigenous people. This film is a must see. It will change your life. I give this film a 9 out of 10.

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David Munoz

The video for "I'm Still Here" (it's the third song on this album) was shot in Jamaica, and it was released in 1986. It was nominated for an Academy Award, and it won a Golden Globe. It's a great, inspirational film, but it's the most difficult song to watch. It's like a documentary. It's so intense, and there's so much emotion involved, it's almost like you're there with the people on the island. It's very emotional, and I don't think you'll be able to look away. The film is definitely not for everyone. But it's definitely worth seeing. It's a great film.

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Ruth

After seeing this film at a special screening, I decided to see the original film again. I thought that this film was a must see for any student of film. I loved the idea of this film. The characters were fascinating and each was as different from one another as you can get. You can't help but wonder who is the most interesting and interesting character. The film was narrated in an interesting and entertaining way, but I would have liked to have seen more about the filming of the film. I feel that the film was a bit too slow at times and the editing could have been better. The movie is about three people who are part of a group that has been filming the history of America in a series of interviews and videos. The idea is that the world would be a better place if these interviews were in their own words. I would have loved to have heard the same words that these three people were saying. I would have loved to hear more about the people involved in the film. I would have liked to see more of the actors, the director, and the people who were involved with the film. I would have also liked to have seen more about the backgrounds of these three people. I felt that the film was a bit slow, but that was my only problem. This film is not just about the history of the film. It is about how the people in this film are changing America. I felt that the film did a good job of showing the viewer the history of the film and the people who were involved in the making of it. I would recommend this film to anyone.

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Arthur B.

I have seen this film twice. The first time I saw it I was a bit confused about what the movie was about. It seemed to be more about a child's journey of self-discovery, rather than a film about the human condition. However, after the second viewing I was totally sucked into the story. The second time around I got a clearer picture of what the movie was really about. I learned that it was about how children are often misunderstood. The movie was beautifully made. It was really well-acted. It was beautifully filmed. It was truly an experience. I hope to see it again. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone. The film had a lot of emotions, and I believe that this was the point. I think it is very important to show children that there are different ways of thinking, different ways of thinking in general. Kids need to see that their feelings are just as valid as any other person's feelings. We all have feelings, just like the other person. We just have to be aware of how we react to them.

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Zachary Wells

The documentary, "Portraits of a Serial Killer," is very interesting. In this documentary, it is important to know that Richard Ramirez is an American serial killer. He is the sole survivor of his murderous spree, which began in 1990 and continues to this day. He killed six people in 1990 and is still on the loose. The documentary does not give any information on his victims. However, it does show some of the stories that the survivors told to the police. It is a very interesting documentary that shows that serial killers are not like the average person. They have a sense of humor. They enjoy killing people, which is what makes them such a unique and rare case. In the end, this documentary is very informative, as it is very easy to understand what Richard Ramirez was thinking at the time of the murders. Overall, I really enjoyed this documentary. I rate it an 8/10.

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Kevin Owens

I was particularly impressed by this documentary. It was wonderfully informative, well-directed and acted, and a delight to watch. My only real complaint is that the stories are not all that well-told, and I felt that they were very scattered, sometimes overlapping. In addition, I did not find the film to be particularly illuminating about the war and the political scene in the post-war years. It was more of a look back into the lives of the photographers, rather than an examination of the war. However, I really enjoyed it.

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Anthony M.

When I first heard about this movie, I was completely caught off guard. I saw the trailer and was intrigued, but didn't really know much about it. However, I decided to watch it anyway. I was intrigued, and the movie was pretty good. The film begins with a comment from a young woman who was imprisoned in the concentration camp. The young woman, a Jew, describes her life in the camp, and her views on the atrocities committed by the Nazis and their collaborators. It is a powerful and moving film, that provides a very disturbing view of the Holocaust, and how the human spirit can be changed by it. The film is very disturbing, and the documentary style footage is also very effective. I enjoyed the film, but the story isn't entirely clear, and there are a lot of questions left unanswered. I would recommend this movie to anyone interested in history, or is interested in the Holocaust. It is a well-made and well-told story, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Justin C.

I really liked this movie. I watched it with my husband, who is an avid climber. He loves the film. It is a great way to learn about the history of the area and the local people. I think that the story told is quite accurate. There are a lot of historical inaccuracies, but it is a very well made movie. I recommend it to anyone who likes a good story.

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James R.

I saw this documentary in the theaters and it was well done. Unfortunately, it was released on DVD, but I didn't have it, so I watched it on my television. I really liked the parts where the narrator explained the background to the films, the interviews, and the history of the era. It really did help me understand what the film was trying to say. But then the end came, and I had to ask myself what was the point. I am so glad I watched this documentary on DVD, because I would have wasted my money on a theater showing it. My score is 8/10. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the movies of the 1930's.

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Michael G.

This documentary is a great look into the early days of the National Security Agency. It is about the efforts to create a computerized system that would be able to monitor communications and read people's private communications without anyone ever knowing about it. It was actually a good idea in principle, but the reality was far more complicated than the hype would have you believe. I really enjoyed this film, especially the interviews with a wide variety of people who were involved in the NSA. The fact that the NSA was more concerned about keeping the secrets of the nation secure than being able to monitor the communications of everyone in the country was a well-established fact back in the 1970s. The problem is that the public now knows that the NSA is not only collecting and spying on many millions of Americans, but also collecting and spying on those of us who just happen to be overseas. I think the government will have to learn that a very, very hard lesson if it is to keep the secrets of the nation secure.

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Mark Rice

I really enjoyed this documentary. I am surprised it was not nominated for an Oscar. The story is very interesting and shows the director's perspective on the war in Iraq. I also liked the interviews with soldiers who were not veterans. I have a question that I hope the director will answer, but I am sure I will get a different answer. If the director would answer this question, I would be happy.