The Mechanical Bride
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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...


WIRED MAGAZINE

...a moving, weirdly human exploration of artificial companionship ...


THE GRID

...a strange and engaging rabbit hole to tumble down.


THE TORONTOIST

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)