The Man Who Made Angels Fly: Documentary Explores Master Puppeteer's Treasure Trove
Good puppeteers manipulate the puppets dancing on stage, great puppeteers tug on the heartstrings of the people sitting in the seats. Michael Meschke is one of the great puppeteers -- perhaps the greatest now living -- and The Man Who Made Angels Fly is a documentary about his remarkable art and even more fascinating life. As a child, Meschke escaped Nazi Germany to live in neutral Sweden. His dramatic childhood would later inform his philosophically rich marionette work, the center of a career that would endure for more than six decades. Now his collection of more than 3,000 puppets, each with its own story and personality, sits in the basement of a Stockholm museum. Exploring this treasure, director Wiktoria Szymanska eschews standard biopic methods, focusing instead on Meschke's uncanny ability to imbue his puppets with something very close to real life.
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