Some press clippings

London Film Festival review:

“That’s certainly not the case with Theodore Ushev’s Lipsett Diaries [official site], which is the one film out of this year’s twelve that really attacks the audience with sound and visuals. For someone like me who isn’t that familiar with Canadian animators, it’s a film with two surprises. Firstly, there’s the discovery halfway through that it’s based on the diaries of real-life avant-garde filmmaker Arthur Lipsett (whose Very Nice, Very Nice was greatly admired by no less an authority than Stanley Kubrick): then there’s the disclaimer at the end that Lipsett didn’t leave any diaries, so Ushev had to make them up. Still, it appears that Lipsett had a somewhat tormented life, and Diaries is an impressive attempt at getting inside his head.”