aka Dylda
First screened in March 2020
Director: Kantemir Balagov. Cast: Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov, Igor Shirokov, Konstantin Balakirev, Alyona Kuchkova, Olga Dragunova, Kseniya Kutepova, Denis Kozinets, Veniamin Kac. Screenplay: Kantemir Balagov.

Twitter Capsule: So committed—arguably to a fault. Equal parts impressive and oppressive. Strains for its effects, but lingers powerfully.

VOR:   I had qualms about execution and was frankly miserable and skeptical while watching, but there's no question this is ambitious, highwire work.

Photo © 2019 AR Content/Non-Stop Productions, © 2020 Kino Lorber

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Cannes Film Festival: Best Director (Un Certain Regard); FIPRESCI Prize (Un Certain Regard)

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