The most haunting aspect of Iciar Bollain’s ‘Yuli’ is how the filmmaker finally places in front of us the question most artists struggle with: Should you live your life doing what you are meant to do, or should you choose to live your life doing what you wish to do?
It’s a question as old as life itself and to me, the commonplace description “struggling artist” never really meant the financial struggles faced by most young artists, rather the struggle those who create, anything, and everything must feel inside. When it’s a beautiful day outside, the artist is usually inside, practicing his or her craft. When it comes time to form a family, or a simple life around themselves, they must own up to the art first. While most looking in from the outside see only the acclaim and bed of roses, the thorns of being an artist are much more plentiful and painful.Read More