New to VOD via iTunes this week:
Montreal World 2016
Green Bay, Twin Cities, Singapore
Interviews about marriage, ranging from the newly engaged, couples married seven decades, and divorcees.
Brandmeier, serving as a chatty narrator and interviewer, embarks on a film about marriage after the divorce of his own parents following 30 years together. With the exception of one couple personally tied to the filmmaker, other interview subjects appear chosen at random, and are asked to offer insight into the joys and struggles of their relationship, addressing their pre-wedded expectations and the realities of married life in a series of loosely-themed titled chapters. As with most survey projects of its ilk, there are few surprises or revelations here – marriage is hard work is the consensus – and leaving aside some of the clunkier aspects – chiefly the unnecessary on-camera presence of the filmmaker – this straightforward doc at least manages to keep things on the lighter side.