Critics Pick “Family Portrait is Riveting”-LA Weekly

“Gets high marks for Honesty.” – NY Times

“It’s a Fascinating story, Fascinatingly told.” -Christian Science Monitor

“A Powerful and Complex doc.” – NY Magazine

“The film is Remarkable, as fearless and complex as the family it represents.” – PopMatters

“Engaging docu.Well-crafted, nicely scored.” -Variety

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TV Guide 3.5 out of 4 Fantastic Review
Filmmaker Magazine Tiny Breath of Hope
Chicago Tribune A Haven has its Heartaches
Slant Magazine Complexities and Contradictions of Olga’s Heroism
Huffington post interview A Talk With Julia Ivanova
PopMatters Review Rating 9/10
Now Toronto review Five NNNNNs
Criticize This review Five Stars
Globe and Mail review Controlling and Nurturing
Variety reviews Family Portrait in Black and White Sundance Film Fest Review
Documentary Channel catches up with Julia Ivanova at Hot Docs Doctalk presents
This Week in NY What Family Means
Georgia Straight profiles the director Julia Ivanova gets Real
CBC Dispatches interviews Julia Ivanova Listen to the Podcast
Exclaim reviews the film “Lush cinematography and candid directing”
IndieWire speaks with director Julia Ivanova about the film Meet Sundance Filmmakers
Metro reviews Family Portrait in Black and White Benevolent Impulses
Q & A with Family Portrait in Black and White director Julia Ivanova at Hot Docs Film Fest
Voice of America interviews the director about the film (in Russian)
Sundance ‘Family’ offers glimpse of Ukraine racism AFP Reports
Steady Diet of Film publishes the review Sundance 2011
Take Part speaks with the director What It Means to Be African Ukrainian
SOS Children’s Villages praises the film Child Charity Reports
Sundance Films Examine Social Injustice, Empowerment Voice of America News
Film reveals that nothing is Black and White The Barrie Examiner
Filmmaker’s latest work is the only Canadian documentary accepted at festival Sundance ‘a dream’ for Ivanova
A colourful view of a black and white world The Vancouver Sun
Filmmaker interviews Julia Ivanova The Magazine of Independent Film