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.
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.