The Maze is a documentary like no other, I can tell you that. Right from the start we're given a in depth glimpse into William Kurelek's maze, animated with great love. As the life events unfold, as we're left wondering, so too the story unfolds. Like William stated: " the painting is that of a man with anunraveled head lying in a wheat field. A curled up laboratory rat, representing his spirit, is trapped inside a maze of unhappy thoughts and memories", so too you'll find a call for introspection. The documentary follows Williams life, from a simple boy born in an canadian-ukrainian family, a troubled life, up to the point of him becoming Canada's most celebrated artist. We should all give thanks to mr. Robert Young, from the moment he started creating the documentary in 1969, and the moment the longer version was found, and put so respectfully together by Nick Young and Zack Young. Nick and Zack have rephotographed the original paintings and with the use of modern visual effects the results speak for themselves. The score works superbly with what the Young brothers have so masterfully put together, you'll find moments of great depth. The interviews, Williams thoughts about life, the people around him add so much flavor to an already great documentary. One last detail, the documentary does little to dissipate the air of mystique surrounding William Kurelek's life and art, rather it welcomes the viewer to empathize with him and experience his art.
- Nov 24, 2018
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