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The Man Who Came With The Snow

Drama


 

A man enters a bar, sits and observes, not speaking. Gradually, the silent presence of the stranger disturbs the other customers.

This bleak film, set in Tajikistan, begins as a tableau, monochromatic but for the violent splashes of red placed artfully throughout. In stark contrast, the snow and wind rage outside, the elements as harsh as life in this place. While an interesting study in the power of stillness, this film never engages the viewer. Perhaps the severity of the setting defines it too strongly... there is just no warmth to be found.

Wendy Slevison

MIFF 2009
75 mins