The Fool (2014)
aka Durak First screened in October 2014
Director: Yuri Bykov. Cast: Artyom Bystrov, Darya Moroz, Aleksandr Korshunov, Olga Samoshina, Natalya Surkova, Maksim Pinsker, Pyotr Barancheev, Sergey Artsybashev, Nikolay Butenin, Timur Kurbengaleev. Screenplay: Yuri Bykov. Twitter Capsule:
Russian political corruption as a towering inferno? Prosaic tendencies. Untouched by feminism. But meaty argument.
Not as stylistically prepossessing or elegantly scripted as last year's A Long and Happy Life but still a worthy, gutsy addition to a recent of Russian self-critique.