19 August 2018 | empressofdarkness
I don't know why Russian films get such a bad rap. I have just a few and I admit I generally stick to fantasy/adventure. Perhaps Hollywood has trained us to expect certain plot devices and tropes. Boring!!! Have you noticed how nothing truly original has come out of Tinsletown in ages? It's reboot this and reboot that....ohhh a Re-Imagining. And worst of all...the Director's Cut. (I'm looking at you Lucas. Spielberg.)
This film is wonderful. Its beautifully shot, costumed and very well acted. It has heart and you get easily invested in the characters.
Three more to check out:
I AM Dragon
Wolfhound (this one made me giggle a bit. It's a tad campy, but I never tire of it.)