• Film ID:
  • 16232
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=84 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
CATFISH (2010)
Directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are young New York media types who document their lives as a matter of course. So when photographer Yaniv, Arielís brother with whom they share office space, receives an email from Abby, an 8-year-old Michigan girl, seeking permission to paint one of his photographs, their recordings suddenly get a lot more interesting.
Though unsettling viewing at times, the film provides an excellent insight into an age where online social networking has created a kind of parallel world, where all is frequently not as it seems. The filmmakers should also be commended for their sensitive handling of the situation as it develops, demonstrating a warmth and sincerity that is plainly at odds with the potential for distance and coldness the digital age encourages.
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