The Island of Lost Souls

Another of the excellent films in this first Russian film festival in London is The Island, directed by Pavel Lungin. It's an unusual but highly dramatic tale of a former sailor in WW2 who now lives on an island monastery, permanently in guilt for causing the death of his ship's captain. In contemporary world cinema, there is nothing to compare, visually or in characterisation, with this story of guilt and redemption which has a surprise denouement. Read the review here

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