The strong subject matter as well as the eponymous subject’s storied life makes one wish for a longer running time than 72 minutes.
What are people saying?
What are critics saying?
It’s a delicate, thoughtful film, moving and real.
The Hollywood Reporter by Jordan Mintzer
Aurel’s artwork is less detailed and more cartoonish than Bartolí’s, but no less evocative, especially in his choice of colors.
Screen Daily by Lisa Nesselson
A harsh history lesson as well as a good yarn, this visually arresting endeavour registers strongly at a time when refugees account for a record 1% of the world’s population.
The New York Times by Nicolas Rapold
The 74-minute film leaps among time frames without much warning. Occasionally, the screen erupts into crackling black-and-white images drawn directly from Bartolí’s work — as if torn from the very pages of his sketchbooks.