| 8.3/10 |
5 October 2012
Pheakdey Song, Jim Lee
| Adam Pfleghaar, A. Todd Smith|
Peng Phan, Chham Heng, Chamruoen Chhat, Chanda Khiev, Term Seangmei, Savang Su, Kunthea Jin, Rothana Real
Adam Pfleghaar, A. Todd Smith
In Search of Balance, A Is For Alex, A River Changes Course, Mythica: The Necromancer, A Trip to Unicorn Island
Still I Strive is a 2012 hybrid, documentary film directed by Adam Pfleghaar, A. Todd Smith, and produced by Jim Lee for Pioneer Cinema Institute.
Still I Strive Wikipedia
The film has been highly rated by critics collectively with 81 out of 100 on Metacritic. It received a 100% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The New York Times called it, "a remarkable find, a tale of uplift in a too-little-seen environment."
The Village Voice called it, “an epic tale...The directors elevate the picture to a level of emotional genius by filming the children’s play as a full-on cinematic adaptation...the thresholds and crises of both dovetailing into a brilliant, emotionally coherent whole....Astonishing.”
The Hollywood Reporter called it, “thrilling....gorgeous....a marvelously imaginative conceit that transforms documentary into the realm of art.”
Variety called it, "a winning debut....elegantly lensed....The power of performing arts to restore hope to damaged young lives is marvelously captured.”
Film Journal International called it “Compelling...Breathtaking...a triumph."