Mar 28, 2017
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Yarn: Adorning the World
I take a break from films about the end of life as we know it, to see a joyful film about a topic I only know as a word—‘yarn.’ I’ve learned my lesson well—talented filmmakers reveal the luminous, fascinating, and inspiring veiled by the mundane. “
” did not disappoint.
With interstitial narration written and performed by
” profiles several yarn artists from several countries. We hear from and see the work of yarn graffiti artists, installation artists, and circus performers. In addition to a great variety of art work, we hear quite a variety of personalities speaking of their lives and art.
In addition to yarn graffiti, we are treated to a yarn-covered train; a yarn-covered mermaid swimming with dolphins, a dog, and two cinematographers; a giant net in and around which children play; and many more yarn-enshrouded objects.
documentary is directed by Una Lorenzen, and co-directed Thordur Jonsson and Heather Millard. The film is well crafted, features perfectly fitting music, and has a great little bonus feature of yarn animation.
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