Love With An Accent could be considered Russia’s answer to Love Actually, comprised of seven short stories, Georgian writer/director Rezo Gigineishvili provides an extremely positive, albeit at times a little implausible, perspective on love.
Max (Danila Kozlovskiy) is living the high life in Moscow. A senior bank manager, he is incredibly wealthy with all the material possessions anyone could ever want. He spends his days working in a building he calls ‘global corporate evil’ and his nights partying with countless women and drugs.
Operatic in its entirety, at its core The Conductor has a heart, but it is surrounded by substantial implausibility that makes it hard to find. It might have grand theatrics, but ultimately falls flat.
The Snow Queen’s world is void of colour, juxtaposed against the colourful landscape of scenes reminiscent of life under the Tsar and the post-Cold War era. There are capitalist and Soviet themes throughout The Snow Queen, creating a journey through the history of an incredibly volatile country.