Digital. Pawlikowski's "Ida," find a similar act in this false and pretentious "artistic-realistic" film, also with an insertion in the Holocaust, prolonging ad nauseam the usual figurations full of "artistic intensity" - those adorable deads that speaks to us, for example. A contrario sensu, it only provoke a repugnance by its phony worn-out aestheticism and subsequent failure.
Unable to ignite an emotional fire, the story fades gradually as the limitations of its uneven parts force me to abandon the characters. This ungoverned ship got lost in explanative rumination and trivial details that could have spared the film from that annoying overlong feel. (2.5 stars)
One of my two best films of 2016. A fascinating original screenplay as distinct from the story of a film. Winner of Best Director award at Venice and the Best Screenplay award at Mar del Plata. My detailed review of the film is at http://moviessansfrontiers.blogspot.in/2016/12/199-russian-director-andrei.html
Very beautiful and also very hard film. About different points of view and complicated and difficult life for different classes and nations, but still each of them had its own truth to get to the paradise
Un buon regista riesce sempre a dare un tocco personale, una firma sul negativo, per far si che la propria creatura venga notata in un mare di altre pellicole. Se poi questo discorso lo applichiamo alle centinaia di film sull'Olocausto, forse il regista dev'essere più che "buono". Konchalovsky c'è riuscito. Emozionante. Tutto. Dalla regia, curatissima, al sonoro, dei pochi, ma decisivi, colpi di arma da fuoco.