The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky Reviews

May 13, 2005
February 3, 2003
A gift to anyone who loves both dance and cinema
December 24, 2002
.. this unorthodox documentary works for those who have a sensitivity to the artist and to his struggles against such a cold and indifferent world.
November 22, 2002
Certainly no biopic, Nijinsky is short on facts, but long on expression.
November 22, 2002
There is a beautiful, aching sadness to it all. Paul Cox needed to show it. It is up to you to decide if you need to see it.
November 22, 2002
Just the labour involved in creating the layered richness of the imagery in this chiaroscuro of madness and light is astonishing.
November 19, 2002
Though Nijinsky's words grow increasingly disturbed, the film maintains a beguiling serenity and poise that make it accessible for a non-narrative feature.
August 2, 2002
Has its share of arresting images.
July 26, 2002
Fans of Nijinsky will savor every minute of Cox's work.
July 26, 2002
It is not a mass-market entertainment but an uncompromising attempt by one artist to think about another.
May 31, 2002
Cox creates a fluid and mesmerizing sequence of images to match the words of Nijinsky's diaries.
May 30, 2002
I've never seen or heard anything quite like this film, and I recommend it for its originality alone.
May 29, 2002
Director Paul Cox's unorthodox, abstract approach to visualizing Nijinsky's diaries is both stimulating and demanding.
May 29, 2002
Mr. Jacobi's recitation is illustrated with a rush of sensuous nature imagery, beautifully photographed by Mr. Cox and Hans Sonneveld and underscored with a lush soundtrack by Paul Grabowsky.
May 29, 2002
It's not like having a real film of Nijinsky, but at least it's better than that eponymous 1980 biopic that used soap in the places where the mysteries lingered.
May 24, 2002
Cox gropes blindly into the past to reincarnate Nijinsky visually, viscerally and with a sensual muscularity of movement, gracing the border between inspiration and insanity.
April 4, 2002
A pure participatory event that malnourished intellectuals will gulp down in a frenzy.
February 1, 2002
A comprehensive and provocative film -- one that pushes the boundaries of biography, and challenges its audience.