Shoulder the Lion

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Shoulder the Lion

Directed by Erinnisse Rebisz, Patryk Rebisz

  • USA 2014; 74 min
  • Original version: English
  • Genre: Documentary
    • American Cinematographer Award for Best Cinematography - Salem FF
    • FIPRESCI Award - Krakow FF
    • Best Doc and Best Film - Trenton FF

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Using stories of three artists who have lost a sense defining their art, this visual essay explores meaning of images, fragility of memories and desire for relevance in today's world. A photographer, who is blind, questions the power of images in today's image saturated culture. Forced to give up his dream of playing music due to his hearing loss, musician must reinvent his future. A painter, who was the inspiration for the Academy Award winning film MILLION DOLLAR BABY, searches for her place in life unsure of what she should be to the world. The film attempts to ask what it takes for someone to keep on going in times of uncertainty, and uses unique film form to produce the answers.



    Patryk Rebisz