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Теснота | Tesnota

Kantemir Balagov রাশিয়া, 2017

Jason's rating of the film Closeness

As strong a debut as I have seen this decade. In one sense a cloistered and very local investigation of the effects of alienation on the Russian Jewish diaspora, and on another level a very expansive statement on Russian history. This is a movie at once astringent and bursting w/ life and colour. Its implications end up being (as they must) spiritual. Ever a fan of 1.33/1, I am in love w/ these compositions.