The Russian director – and brother of Nikita Mikhalkov – presents an artistic masterpiece of political regression.
After competiting in Cannes with ‘Chongqing Blues’, Xiaoshuai Wang appears to be ready for one of the major awards in Venice.
Even though everyone expected the combination of Pasolini and Ferrara would be an explosive one, this selective biopic places more emphasis on atmosphere rather than the power of events.
Like every single one of his films, ‘Pigeon’ is humorous and melancholic, impenetrable yet utterly comprehensible.
Set in Algeria at the time of the country’s struggle for independence and based on a short story by Albert Camus, ‘Loin des hommes (Far From Men)’ is one of the most interesting films at this year’s festival.