• Film ID:
  • 16232
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=84 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
CATFISH (2010)
Cast
Director(s)
Categories
Review
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.
This film has received 108 Public Votes. If you like this film then cast your vote [here]