“Little Spain is an aesthetic feat, it shows Balder’s mastery of his medium, it is a work of art.”
Read the review on the film by Donald Kuspit, one of the most important American critics of our era.
“Little Spain shows that a documentary film need not be simplistically descriptive, but can be an aesthetic feat respecting the subtlety of the “moving” medium. Editing is a creative activity, a matter of aesthetic as well as informational choices; Balder’s documentary is a work of art, moving subtly between different situations and individuals, showing their relationship with formal acumen as well as empirical accuracy. “Little Spain” is a kind of masterpiece, in that it masters its subject matter even as it shows Balder’s mastery of his medium.”
By Donald Kuspit, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History and Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Film review published by El Cultural & La Voz Hispana de Nueva York (Spanish translation, see Media Archive files), and The Huffington Post, USA edition (original in English).