Sometimes greatness comes from the strangest places.
In this witty, affectionate and slyly humorous film, German documentary filmmaker Stanislaw Mucha traces American Pop icon Andy Warhol's family roots back to two unassuming villages in Eastern Europe. There he finds Warhol's eccentric relatives, all of whom treat their famous hometown boy with pride, though no one actually knew him or can comprehend his art. They knew so little of him that when Warhol sent some of his original works of art to his relatives, they used them as clothing or toys for their children. With a gentle humanistic touch, the film swings from the art of Warhol to his relatives - all characters in their own right - and their "art" of coming to grips with life and the strange outside world which seems so far away. These villagers' healthy attitude towards life, art and the looming modern world makes Absolut Warhola a buoyant documentary.