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Every stitch tells a tale. International artists and knitters take a simple skein of yarn to create their extraordinary ideas and stories.

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Þórdur Bragi Jónsson (co-director), Una Lorenzen (co-director) | 1 more credit »

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Krishan Arora
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Tilde Björfors Tilde Björfors ... Tilde Björfors
Barbara Kingsolver ... Barbara Kingsolver (voice)
Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam ... Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam
Olek Olek ... Olek
Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar ... Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar
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Every stitch tells a tale. International artists and knitters take a simple skein of yarn to create their extraordinary ideas and stories.

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Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Tilde Björfors: Then I asked myself, what materials should I use for the show? I tried to find a message. I always try to connect the material to the meaning of life. It should be something worth achieving, which can live for a long time. At that time, I was working with researchers, philosophers, neurologists, psychologists and theologists, and all of them said in their own way; the meaning of life is when you stop wanting or striving - you lose the meaning of life. To strive is the meaning of life.
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Short, unsatisfying
2 March 2017 | by poikkeus1See all my reviews

The New York Times claimed - with a little irony - that YARN was the best documentary film on the subject. Of course, there aren't any other docs on the subject - which is unfortunate, since there are so many possibilities for the film.

The potential for a for a film like YARN is vast, but - sequence by sequence - the final result is a bit underwhelming. All of the segments are united by an artistic/conceptual approach. In Iceland, Barcelona, Japan, and Cuba, a disparate community of artists roll out their modest installations, which range from an astonishing woven playground to a bland woven mermaid costume.. The artists' sentiments are sincere but mostly ponderous.

YARN may be the best documentary yet on the subject, but it's not a particularly good one.


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