D: Kantemir Balagov.
S: Viktoria Miroschnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Konstantin Balakirev, Andrey Bykov, Olga Dragunova.
The aftermath of the Second World War in Leningrad. Narratively dazzlingly, each scene is layered with revelations and emotion, while also circumventing anticipated outcomes. Sophisticated stuff.
COLOR OUR OF SPACE ★☆☆☆☆
D: Richard Stanley (The Island of Dr. Moreau).
S: Nicolas Cage, Q'orianka Kilcher, Joely Richardson.
Tired horror gubbins. Is this meant to be a pastiche? Anyhow, it's an annoying experience. Nic Cage's brand of acting causes a few chortles.