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You get the feeling there's much more to this relationship than we've been shown, but for fans of Refn's work, the documentary makes for a provocative portrait of an artist racked by angst.
It feels supplemental more than essential.
With a running time of one hour, "My Life" probably should have just been a special feature on the "Only God Forgives" DVD.
Suggests the sacrifices required of those who live in an artist's orbit, but it fails to offer what groupies surely want, which is insight into Refn's creative process.
Corfixen documents her husband's creative process as well as his mental state, which comes in two basic modes: confidently inspired and nervously despondent.
Writer-director Liv Corfixen works harder to coddle Drive director Refn, her husband and subject, than she does to get inside his head.
My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn is an artist's tale of growth and development, and this documentary is refreshing proof that no one is immune to pressure and insecurity.
Plainly, life is difficult for Refn at times, and [the film] shows both the curious nature of being in that position and why he continues to garner a reputation as a director to seek out.
Director Liv Corfixen stays conspicuously absent throughout, hiding behind the lens as Refn oscillates wildly between moods.
Strictly for Refn fans, especially those like me trying to figure out where he went astray.
What's here elevates what could be a relatively uninteresting on-set diary to a concise look at different artists balancing different goals.
it is shot by Refn's wife, Liv Corfixen, as a sort of home (away from home) movie, focused far less on Refn's shoot than on her own at times difficult domestic life with a husband who is also a full-time filmmaker and a demanding neurotic depressive.
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