TWITCH FILM REVIEW
...arguably the most terrifying film I have seen in a long time.
LITTLE RED UMBRELLA REVIEW
SPOTLIGHT TORONTO REVIEW
Besides the fascinating topic, interesting subjects and the love taken by the filmmaker to portray these people, this is also an expertly put-together film.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL REVIEW
TORONTO LIFE PHOTO PICK
...surprisingly nuanced, venturing deep into the ethics and science of the subculture.
INDIEWIRE: The 10 Hottest Docs to Watch at Hot Docs
One of the most anticipated world premieres at the fest...
...a moving, weirdly human exploration of artificial companionship ...
...a strange and engaging rabbit hole to tumble down.
The Mechanical Bride paints a picture of a complex world where the line between man, woman, and robot is rapidly eroding.
NOW MAGAZINE: 10 Hot Docs to Watch
de Fren deconstructs the (artificial female) industry, from dolls to robots, and its
appeal in a disturbing, visually arresting, exploration.”
THE TORONTO STAR
On the surface, it looks like it’s a film about sex dolls, but it’s about the idea of the
artificial woman, especially in science fiction.
—Charlotte Cook (director of programming, HOT DOCS)