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About the Movie
Because I Was a Painter is an unprecedented investigation into secretly created artworks inside Nazi concentration camps. Including interviews with a handful of artists who survived the camps, this fascinating documentary confronts notions of beauty and delivers a forceful message on the power of art.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 8
- Fresh: 7
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: "Because I Was a Painter" maintains a funereal rhythm, alternating images of artworks with long-distance views of camp barracks as they are today, the camera moving slowly and stealthily.
Fresh: [It] represents a break from the rigorous historical work typically associated with documentaries about the Holocaust, and its open-ended nature is a fitting analogue to ongoing questions about testimony and healing.
Fresh: The drawings, mostly portraits of great grief, are extraordinary both as documents and as works of art.