Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age. But it is not all roses. Chekhov’s play Ivanov in a small Icelandic village, from the director of 101 Reykjavik.
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I didn't expect so much by this one although Kormakur had some admirable filmography before.It was certainly an astonishing work,full of life and admirable authenticity about a very touching matter.Until now Kormakur's best work for me.Expect more....
A film of literary characters, representing ideas, who do crazy things because it's the logical extentions of their concepts, not of people; it wishes both cozy folksiness and intellectual honesty achieving neither. There are moments of truth but too far between to justify the three that I want to give it.
Inspiré selon le metteur en scène par la comédie dramatique d'Anton Tchekov "Ivanov", cette réalisation islandaise baigne dans un humour désabusé, absurde et grinçant, teinté de pataquès et de dérision, parcourue de personnages hauts en couleur, brouillée par une légendaire dipsomanie nordique, qui se révèle finalement bien plus sombre et amère que l'apparent comique qui se dégage de prime abord.. www.cinefiches.com