Master of Light wins at SXSW 2022
The documentary by Rosa Ruth Boesten wins in the Documentary Feature Competition
South by Southwest Film Festival has announced its winners for the 2022 edition. Master of Light by Rosa Ruth Boesten, One Story Up Productions and Docmakers Amsterdam wins the award in the Documentary Feature Competition.
Statement by the jury: “In both substance and form, Master of Light is a gift. The earnest and gifted painter George Anthony Morton embeds viewers in his world as he struggles to render his mother — both on the canvas and in his psyche. Boesten disabuses us of static tropes about America’s merciless drug war and about contemporary art. With astonishing intimacy, the film’s visuals build an artful bridge between two- and three-dimensional realms that are deeply rooted and utterly transcendent. Put this painting of film in a museum, next to a Rembrandt and a Morton.”