DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW
Review: During the Cold War, a Russian spy falls in love with an idealistic politician.
Director: Shamim Sarif
Actors: Rebecca Ferguson, Sam Reid, Charles Dance, Anthony Head, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Antje Traue, Amy Nuttall, Thure Lindhardt, Ben Batt, Jelena Gavrilovic, Imogen Daines, Milos Timotijevic, Zoran Pajic, Andreja Maricic, Tamara Krcunovic and Marina Vodenicar
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance and Thriller
As well as Shamim Sarif directing this film she also wrote the novel by the same title. I have to say that I found this film confusing right from the beginning. This is because the film kept on jumping backwards and forwards in time that I ended up not knowing where I was. It did take me at least 15 minutes just to get into the film. Half way through the film I did feel like the director/actors lost their way a bit and didn’t know what direction to take. I found it really slow moving. I also felt that the characters in the film were actually not nice people and didn’t feel sorry for any of them. I think Rebecca Ferguson is a brilliant actress but in this she is completely wasted. I love Charles Dance but honestly, he didn’t have much to do at all. He was probably on the screen in total for only 10 minutes maximum.