WELCOME TO MARWEN – Review by Ulkar Alakbarova

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It’s true that films based on true stories fall under harsh criticism due to lack of accuracy or addition of fictionalized characters that never existed in real life. But if that character or any part of the story told does not manipulate the truth, then it should be fine, isn’t it? Welcome to Marwen, co-written by Caroline Thompson and Robert Zemeckis and directed by Zemeckis himself, tells the true story of a man who, after surviving a brutal attack, finds his way to live through PTSD by creating a little world of his own known as Marwen. Continue reading…

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Ulkar Alakbarova

Ulkar Alakbarova has been writing about movies since childhood. She loves black-and-white cinema. She worked as an independent film journalist in Azerbaijan. Starting in 2013, she has worked as a Toronto-based film critic/interviewer. She is a founder of www.moviemovesme.com and regularly covers major film festivals, such as TIFF, Fantasia Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Hot Docs and Sundance.