Ute Bock Superstar (2018)

Ute Bock Superstar
Director: Houchang Allahyari
Writer: Houchang Allahyari, Tom-Dariusch Allahyari, August Staudenmayer
Seen on: 11.2.2019

Ute Bock was one of the most important figures in Austrian refugee support efforts. She established a center and home for refugees and tirelessly worked to help them until their death in 2018. Allahyari has already created two documentaries about her. In this third one he combines images from the first two documentaries with new material in an attempt to create a memorial for her.

Ute Bock Superstar is a mix of private and public information and images about Bock (that probably stems from the fact that Allahyari was her brother-in-law), and that mix felt a little unbalanced to me. There was a lot of interesting stuff here, but I was hoping for a little more in the documentary.

The film poster showing a stencil of Ute Bock's face in red on yellow background.
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