The North Wind | 2021 IFFR Review

The North Wind | 2021 IFFR Review
Go for Baroque: Litvinova Invokes Her Muses in a Delicious Feast of Opulent Visuals

“Nobody loves anybody and no one is happy,” remarks the matriarchal narrator at the heart of The North Wind, the third feature from actor/writer/director Renata Litvinova, based on her own play. The statement conjures the sentiments of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, wherein “Happy families are alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Litvinova most assuredly presents a wholly unique clan of unhappy, potentially preternatural oligarchs in one of the most elegant and sumptuously shot cinematic baubles one is apt to see from any era of the medium.…
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