Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Quiet Deep Trailer for 'In The Fog'


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 STARSIn 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.


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