V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

God Bless the Child

V' 16

God Bless the Child

Robert Machoian, Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
USA, 2015
Documentaries, 91min, OF

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God Bless the Child

Robert Machoian, Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
USA, 2015
Documentaries, 91min, OF

Actors: 
Harper Graham
Elias Graham
Arri Graham
Ezra Graham
Jonah Graham
Screenplay: 
Robert Machoian
Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
Sound: 
Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
Camera: 
Robert Machoian
Editor: 
Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck

Production: 
433 Pictures, Hot Metal Films, 3R Films
World Sales: 
Hot Metal Films
Format: 
DCP
Color

In a modest house, and left to their own devices, four small children spend the day under the care of their older sister. An excursion through their surroundings, running in a park, karaoke sessions and wrestling, crying, yelling, ice-creams, some roof-climbing, and water through a hose.
“God bless the child that’s got his own”, sang Billie Holiday, and the film seems to be built upon that statement, as it shapes the world to their measure. Beating any kind of neglect, chasing away any kind of danger an with enough freedom in its form to run along with them, the film does away with adults in order to gain some pure autonomy, where every experience is an adventure and the possibilities seem endless. A celebration of wild childhood shot one meter from the floor. (MA/Buenos Aires Festival Internacional De Cine Independiente)

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