Self Made (2010)



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Who are we - and who do we think we are? How do we make the selves we present to the world - and who are we really, underneath the social masks we wear every day? These are some of the questions posed by Self Made, an extraordinary debut feature by acclaimed British artist Gillian Wearing. A hybrid undertaking, Self Made is at once documentary, artwork, social experiment and performance project - bringing together a diverse group from the British public, non-actors every one, and offering them the chance to discover something about themselves through performance.


Critic Reviews for Self Made

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

Documentary segues into drama, and the film is a lucid précis of a project of great emotional intensity.

Aug 31, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Self Made immediately retreats from its intensity.

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

There are certainly strong and raw sentiments on display, some of which are more interesting than others.

Sep 8, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is a glib, exploitative project that toys with vulnerable people. It is perhaps of limited interest to popular audiences, but of value to film and drama students.

Sep 5, 2011 | Full Review…

Wearing's cast of non-professionals is engaging and charismatic.

Sep 2, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Has moments when only a curmudgeon would fail to be moved or doubt the sincerity of the film-makers.

Sep 2, 2011 | Rating: 3/5

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