Olga Nenya is an extraordinary woman, and that much is obvious once you’re ten minutes into Julia Ivanova’s documentary Family Portrait in Black and White
. By the end of the film, you’ll certainly feel the same way, but what else you may think about her is an open question. Nenya’s story is at the heart of this movie, but while she’s clearly doing something good and noble under difficult circumstances, after 85 minutes it’s an open question if she’s doing the right thing for the right reasons. It would have been easy to craft a documentary that would make Olga Nenya seem like a saint, but instead Ivanova has made a film about a human being, one with flaws livi...