A documentary on the making of "The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky" by Paul Cox.
Two hours of behind the scenes footages - actors and performers in action, film production, interviews with the creators and performers.
"Vaslav Nijinsky" is a film very much in the same tradition as "Vincent - The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh", using the words from his diary and the many existing images from the Ballet Russe. In this film however, the camera 'dances' and we see from Nijinsky's point of view what it feels like to be a dancer. We follow the mind of a genius as he releases his delicate hold upon reality, and staggers along the outer verge of reason towards the end.
Cox talks about his artistic approach, critisism and his films as means of self-expression:
" Film has become more and more like a product, something you buy in the supermarket, like a bottle of shampoo... So I'm very sorry I make films from my point of view... A very few people can actually do it, or have they the density or sanity to keep doing it..."
Actors and performers talk about their experiences working with Cox, how they become involved in the project and what it means to them.
Co-producer, Aanya Whitehead discusses the challenges of being a producer of films like Paul Cox.