The Search (2014)
First screened in September 2014
Director: Michel Hazanavicius. Cast: Abdul Khalim Mamutsiev, Bérénice Bejo, Maksim Emelyanov, Annette Bening, Zukhra Duishvili, Lela Bagakashvili, Nika Apriashvili, Rusudan Pareulidze, Mamuka Matchitidze, Anton Dolgov, Yuriy Tsurilo. Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius (loosely inspired by the 1948 film directed by Fred Zinnemann and written by Richard Schweizer).

Twitter Capsule: I felt defensive on this sincere if unadventurous film's behalf. but Bejo's thread keeps worsening. Just sturdy enough.

VOR:   Chechen wars remain underreported and ill-understood. These images have value, as does the brave semi-skepticism about the efficacy of Human Rights NGOs. Still, overall, this may not feel new.

Photo © 2014 La Petite Reine/La Classe Américaine/France 3 Cinéma/Orange Studio/
Wild Bunch/Sarke Studio/GFIG

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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