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FILM I MALMÖ PRESENTS
2019, 241min, Biography Drama Thriller
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
SYNOPSIS: A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s.
WHAT WE SAY: The latest feature by Agnieszka Holland, Poland’s most celebrated female director, is based on real life story about western journalists in Stalin’s Soviet Union. Sure, it’s a moral tale with little character nuance, but in its defence, its unflinching condemnation of wealth disparity is very much needed today and there is zero room for nuance as millions are suffering.
Thrilling, black and white, noir-style action sequences (think “our man in moscow”) effectively counterbalance the film’s tendency toward intellectual discourse. Herein lies expertly-handled appearances by all the major dichotomies (individualism / collectivism, truths / lies, subjectivity / objectivity, decadence / poverty). Also of note, the character of George Orwell appears in the film to have a revelation that leads to his writing the famous Animal Farm.