One of those trailers that, despite the inherent restrictions of the form, speaks of sureness and depth of story.
I found snippets of reviews at an Aussie site, Sharmill Films:
- FOUR STARS ‘In the Fog is an intense, slow-burning and haunting drama.’ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
- FOUR STARS ‘In the Fog is a war movie that foregrounds the emotions of individuals over the spectacle of battle’ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
- ‘Loznitsa knows that war exists and won’t go away; rather than indulging in patriotic or pacifistic platitudes, he tries to show what it might do to our souls. And, in this writer’s opinion, he succeeds.’ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
- ‘a universal meditation on the human condition, with war as an allegory for life, and fog as a metaphor for mankind’s stumbling progress into the unknown. …it is ultimately worth the journey.’ Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter
- ‘a beautifully rigorous piece which will delight cineastes’ Fionnuala Halligan, Screen
- ‘In The Fog is a carefully-calibrated three-hander from Sergei Loznitsa, its slow, precise rhythms playing out to compelling effect.’ Fionnuala Halligan, Screen
- ‘this very Russian tragedy is a jewel which will surely only burnish with time.’ Fionnuala Halligan, Screen
- ‘Classical in a good way, In the Fog explores the moralities of wartime with restraint and exacting execution’ Leslie Felperin, Variety
- ‘a delicately complex work of shifting perspectives, and… a contemplation on narrative and the act of storytelling.’ Jonathan Romney, Sight & Sound
- ‘The film is extraordinarily acted’ Jonathan Romney, Sight & Sound
- ‘among the handful of truly eloquent and moving films here [at Cannes]’ Jonathan Romney, Sight & Sound
Very convincing. Playing TIFF.