A documentary about the fantasy world of Mark Hogancamp. After being severely beaten and falling into coma, Mark is left with brain damage and builds a miniature World War II-era town in his backyard called Marwencol.
He fills the town with a huge cast of dolls representing his family, friends and even his attackers, and photographs the town’s drama and violence. When Marwencol and the photographs (essentially a form of therapy for Mark) are discovered and an exhibition is held in New York, the documentary asks us to rethink the very definition of art itself.
Directed by Jeff Malmberg
USA | 2010 | 83 mins