The Hypnotist
aka Olliver Hawk
First screened in October 2019
Director: Arthur Franck. Documentary about Olliver Hawk, né Olavi Hakasalo, a self-proclaimed hypnotist who achieved broad visibility and a rumored voice in government in mid-20th-century Finland. Screenplay: Arthur Franck.

Twitter Capsule: Story invites playful structure and manipulated realities, but this too often feels hazy in focus or takeaway value.

VOR:   Franck goes far on a limb of creative restagings, but they serve a broad point (We never know what's real!) more than illuminating this tale.

Photo © 2019 Franckforstén/Yleisradio

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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