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Family Portrait In Black And White (2012)



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Family Portrait in Black and White follows a passionate Supermom, Olga Nenya, during three turbulent years that see her brood of 17 foster children grow into rambunctious teenagers. Olga does not see color or creed of her foster children of whom 16 are bi-racial, results of amorous relationships between local Ukrainian girls and African students. As a single mother, Olga fights tooth and nail to keep her family together and to give it strength and support with sometimes overbearing control. Olga's limits are tested daily and her unwavering resolve becomes a refuge for some children and prison for others. -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Family Portrait In Black And White

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

It's a fascinating story, fascinatingly told.

July 18, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Christian Science Monitor
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Frustrating, but it gets high marks for honesty.

July 12, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Portrait In Black And White tries to capture the dynamic between Nenya and her children, as well as their family and the hostility of neighbors and government bureaucrats, but the footage doesn't cut together well.

July 12, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
AV Club
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Riveting viewing.

July 11, 2012 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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Though only 85 minutes, the film captures an entire, bewilderingly extended family and way of life inside a sturdy frame.

March 2, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
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Looks at a Ukrainian family of one single mom and a huge brood of children and finds that love grows exponentially.

March 1, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4
Toronto Star
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