How time flies when your having fun and over the weekend we recorded another episode of the Outside Centre Podcast. The world cinema film podcast I monthly guest critic on with host Theo Neumann. This month sees us look at Russian Horror, Kitchen Sink drama, Finnish style and a Latvian war epic …
Firstly is Sputnik, a Russian horror film directed by first timer Egor Abramenko. A Cosmonaut returns to Earth after a space mission goes wrong and he is not alone.
Next, Stupid Young Heart from Finland which was Finland’s Foreign Language Oscar entry for 2020. It follows a young naive couple, Lenni and Kiira, who becomes pregnant and the pair struggle to find a place for their own, struggle to get financial support and struggle with relationships in a divided society.
We conclude with The Rifleman, Latvia’s highest grossing and most watched movie of all time, adapted from the 1934 novel Blizzard of Souls. It’s a war epic that principally follows two generations of the same family through War against the Germans and the Russians.
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