FLIPSIDE (TIFF 2023) – Review by Peg Aloi

Milcha struggles to reckon with having abandoned the project and with the trajectory of his creative life. Helped along by the subjects of his unfinished films, and utilizing an astonishing array of black and white imagery that veers from the pedestrian to the sublime, from dark to whimsical, Milcha explores what it means to live an artistic life that repeatedly falls short of his dreams. He probes, often with irony and self-deprecating humor, the connections between ambition and motivation, desire and creativity, and the inescapable existential dread that accompanies the realization that time has passed faster than we could have believed possible.

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