Monday, 1 September 2014

VENICE REPORT: THE CUT


Fatih Akin is a festival darling, but his latest, The Cut, is getting trashed at Venice. His first English-language film tells an expansive story set during, and after, the 1915 Armenian genocide at the hands of the Turks. Tahar Rahim stars in the lead role. None of the reviews are terribly positive: Peter Bradshaw at The Guardian, Jo-Ann Titmarsh at HeyUGuys, Jay Weissberg at Variety, Boyd van Hoeij at The Hollywood Reporter, Jessica Kiang at The Playlist, Tommaso Tocci at The Film Stage and Catherine Bray at In Contention.