Aileen, diary of a Serial KillerNick Broomfield
A middle finger was the only thing Aileen Wuornos was willing to show the judge after her conviction. She confessed to seven murders in cold blood, while previously insisting that it was about self-defense. What drove her? And why did she suddenly change her statement? A portrait of a tormented woman
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Nick Broomfeld has a BAFTA and dozens of prizes from prestigious film festivals to show off. In recent decades he has made documentaries about a range of subjects, but what stood out were his special portraits of tragic and fascinating public figures: musicians such as Whitney Houston, Kurt Cobain, Tupac Shakur and Leonard Cohen, but also serial killers Aileen Wuornos and the Grim Sleeper. His films regularly feature a healthy dose of self-reflection, and it is not uncommon for film making itself to be the theme. At DOCVILLE he presents his newest and most personal film, My Father and Me.
Directed by Nick Broomfield
2003 93 min.