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Self Made review

An actor's workshop provides a clever spin on the documentary format

Like The Arbor, this absorbing debut from Brit artist-turned-director Gillian Wearing skilfully smudges the boundaries between documentary and fiction.

Seven diverse volunteers attend Method acting workshops run by tutor Sam Rumbelow, where they’re encouraged to draw on personal experiences to create fictional alter egos.

These characters then become the subjects of filmed mini-dramas. Emotionally affecting for participants and viewers alike, Self Made reveals how the very process of acting can lift the lid on unexplored aspects of our psyches.

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