Thursday, February 05, 2015


Films: Leviathan and Winter Sleep

A film from Russia and a film from Turkey. Both shot on film in stunning locations. Leviathan was slow-paced, but well acted film about local Russian political corruption. I enjoyed it, but don't think it will be for everyone. Winter Sleep was fantastic. 3 plus hours. Mostly dialog scenes, but spectacular acting, writing, and cinematography. I don't know quite know how to describe the movie quickly, other than it is about a wealthy Turkish landowner in Anatolia struggling with an existential crisis. Images and locations I have never before seen and will unlikely forget. Viewers are in for a treat and challenge.

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