12 March 2017 | Michael_Elliott
Mein Papi (1982)
*** (out of 4)
This seven-minute short film from director Jorg Buttgereit is certainly much different than the films he is best known for. This one here is basically a homage to his father who we see through pictures as a young man and then through video, which was shot by Buttgereit. Through it all we learn about an eventual illness that pretty much beat him down and then took his life. MEIN PAPI certainly isn't a cheerful movie and it's not a bright and colorful one. Fans of the director's work will certainly see the grim lighting that you're used to in his films. This one here does work because you can tell there's a lot of heart behind it and it's a pretty good tip of the hat to ones father.