One of the topper stake films in late eld, Maidentrip has been acquired for U.S. dispersion by Low Run Features and testament afford January 17 at the IFC Core in New York Metropolis. The uncut feature documents Dutch adolescent Laura Dekker’s astonishing and controversial 2012 alone round-the-world sail, when, at 15, she became the youngest someone e’er to navigate the orb unequalled.
Maidentrip, which debuted to spout reviews at Southward by South-west in Marching and won the Manager’s Awarding at Telluride Mountainfilm, provides an versed history of Dekker’s 17 months lone confused. Thither was no pursual sauceboat, backup stave, or flick bunch. Dekker shooting her own footage alongside her 38-foot ketch, exploitation a Sony Handy Cam she rigged to the sauceboat.
The essence is an stunning portraiture of the immature boater, who for practically of the shoot stares dewy-eyed into the camera, as though she can’t rather consider she’s doing it, either. Though you ne’er see the camera, it takes on its own personality, a kinda nonpayment bunch and confidante for the unaccompanied captain.
Friday showtimes volition be followed by Q&As with filmmakers Jillian Schlesinger and Emily McAllister, and the documental volition filmdom at IFC for repose of the hebdomad, with six showings per day.
Astern a skimp in New York, the picture leave spell nationwide for lots of the bounce.
In Marching, Extraneous editorialist Katie Arnold wrote almost the shoot. "It’s unsufferable to sentinel Maidentrip and not lack to directly scratch conniving your own bodacious stake," Arnold says. "Laura’s unscripted optimism is catching."