Sons and lovers

By Philip Matthews In Uncategorized

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31st July, 2004
THE RETURN (directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev). Declaration of interest: if I ever had to name the greatest film director of, well, all time, my vote would go to Andrei Tarkovsky. Which means that I was always going to be a sucker for this film, a newly minted masterpiece that plays like a Russian film from a different age. This stunning debut from director Andrey Zvyagintsev plays out in a world of crumbling buildings, empty landscapes, abandoned towers and wrecked ships - as a dreamscape with a perpetual sense of menace at its edges, it feels like the allegorical zone of Tarkovsky's ...

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