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'Ether' ('Eter'): Film Review | Rome 2018

'Ether' ('Eter'): Film Review | Rome 2018

There aren’t many directors left who can impudently inject high culture into the soul of their films the way Krzysztof Zanussi can, and still deliver a gripping historical drama. In Ether (Eter), the topic is the abuse of science to gain control over individuals and subjugate the masses, depriving people of their free will and the option of choosing between good and evil. One can debate whether it was really necessary to superimpose a Faustian twist on a story that is already loaded with references, and not everyone will cotton to the story’s metaphysical ending. But the questions ...

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