What an amazing debut film! The buzz on Zvyagintsev’s next movie at Cannes 2007 was mixed but I’m still really eager to see it. It plays in the US in February at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s series “Film Comment Selects.”
I saw Izgnanie and it is a real masterpiece! But it is not for everybody, it is a very complicated movie…
I just finished watching Izganie and it’s a wonderful film, but I seem to have liked The Return better, truth be told. Izganie is absolutely beautiful but it had a few points that irked me slightly. the film is multilayered and puzzling and some of the scenes gain so much in retrospect, after knowing the ending. Unlike The Return, the film is specifically twisty, it’s designed around it, i felt, which was something of a minus. I also found some of the acting less convincing than in The Return.
Does the film have a page? I wrote a review and have no idea where to post it :P
We’ll make one for you Sabina!