The Bigger Picture

2014, Daisy Jacobs

Posted by John Martz, September 15, 2020

In Daisy Jacobs's Oscar-nominated The Bigger Picture, two brothers are at odds as they struggle with the care of their elderly mother. The film uses a novel combination of life-sized paintings and physical objects. The characters are both two- and three-dimensional. Their physicality suggests they are both there and yet not really there at the same time, underscoring the themes of loss and absence.

Don't miss this making-of video, showing how this combination of paintings and papier-mâché came to life.