Review: Becoming Nobody

A limp, poorly executed excuse to share the teachings of one of the world’s most famous spiritual teachers and guides, the documentary Becoming Nobody is one of those films aimed squarely at superfans who’re already staunch followers, but it’s doubtful that they’ll find any further enlightenment from this heavily recycled material than they’ve already received.

TIFF 2019 Short Takes: Filmmaker Sofia Banzhaf discusses I Am in the World as Free and Slender as a Deer on a Plain

For her latest short film, I Am in the World as Free and Slender as a Deer on a Plain (which makes its premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival as part of Short Cuts Programme 3), writer and director Sofia Banzhaf wanted to look at dating, love, desire, and the pitfalls of being a young woman in the modern era from a perspective she hadn’t seen on screen before, and with it, she has yet another visually stunning and emotionally moving credit to add to her increasingly fascinating and well rounded young resume.