When I first saw The Student at Cannes in 2016, it seemed to be a pretty effective allegory of the slow slide towards religious authoritarianism in Russia. But over the ensuing year or so, the film started to feel less like a metaphor and more like a prophecy. . . . Watching it again now, I don’t see a movie about Russia anymore. I see a movie about the nightmare we’re all currently living in.
February 08, 2018