Winner of the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Festival, this film tells the story of the Angulo brothers, isolated in a New York apartment and trying to comprehend the outside world through film.
The six Angulo brothers spend their entire lives in isolation from society, confined in their apartment. Other than family members, they have no relationships with other people and almost never leave the apartment. Home-schooled, they learn everything they can about the outside world through films, which they watch and then re-enact using handmade props and costumes, demonstrating a high level of intelligence and creativity. However, after one of the brothers manages to escape, the rest begin anxiously dreaming about freedom too.
A debut film by director Crystal Moselle, it is an astounding story of an exotic human phenomenon, based on the vast collection of home videos from the family archive that Moselle researched over the course of a year.
Dir. Crystal Moselle, 83 minutes, USA, 2015
This film is a joint screening with Documentary Film Center, Moscow