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How I Ended This Summer Reviews

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Simon Weaving
Screenwize

A cinematic and dramatic treat, this spectacular piece of contemporary Russian filmmaking follows two meteorologists stationed on a remote Arctic island. An allegory on old and new Russia, it's part art-house thriller and part atmospheric poetry.

Full Review Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 4/5

June 26, 2011

Though gripping for large stretches, the lack of forthcoming information - especially with regards to Pavel - proves more frustrating than enigmatic, with the tension dissipating at crucial moments.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

May 16, 2011
Philip French
Guardian

It has a pared down quality that invites, indeed virtually compels, the viewer to see it as some kind of allegory.

Full Review Source: Guardian

April 23, 2011
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

It proceeds at a dour and Russian kind of pace, mildly intriguing without ever cranking up the pressure to become compelling.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

April 22, 2011
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

The unravelling of trust and compassion is not always convincing but director Alexsei Popogrebsky's sense of place and pace ensures that it remains thoroughly compelling.

Full Review Source: Daily Express

April 22, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

A gripping, involving and wonderfully acted piece of work.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

April 21, 2011
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

How I Ended This Summer is everything you could want from a tense two-hander set at an isolated Siberian weather station.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

April 21, 2011
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies

Popogrebsky's film eloquently typifies Russian cinema's current frame of mind.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

April 21, 2011
Sloan Freer
Radio Times

It's the complex performances that keep the simple narrative compelling, with Puskepalis, in the less showy role, conveying a quiet threat that racks up the tension during the unpredictable final third.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 21, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Part psychological thriller, part a paean to the beauty and remoteness of its setting, How I Ended This Summer is shot by cinematographer Pavel Kostomarov with rare and atmospheric skill.

Full Review Source: This is London

April 21, 2011
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

It's as though everything repressed and unconscious has become real enough to be photographed. What a terrific film.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 20, 2011
Tom Dawson
Total Film

The polar landscapes and fluctuating weather are superbly shot, while there are compelling turns from the two actors, who bravely perform their own stunts.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

April 20, 2011
Mark Stafford
Electric Sheep

It's a film about temperament and time and territory, clearly shot in arduous conditions in a bleak and breathtaking landscape.

Full Review Source: Electric Sheep

April 19, 2011
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine

With strong turns from its leads, this Russian drama will bury its way into your subconcious. Intense.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

April 18, 2011
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

The evocative cinematography, often showcasing the humbling scale of the landscape, perfectly counterpoints Popogrebsky's intimate, intricately observed direction.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 4/5

April 13, 2011
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

This is slow cinema, and like slow food, the flavours are rich. A film to savour.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

April 8, 2011
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

Though billed as a psychological thriller, How I Ended This Summer is basically a solemn art movie, leaving ample room for interpretation.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 8, 2011
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

It's a bleak and austere film but Popogregsky knows about subtlety, as well.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald

April 8, 2011
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Scene by scene, the spartan direction of Aleksei Popogerbsky and extraordinary hand-held cinematography of Pavel Kostomarov drags you reluctantly towards the battle of psyches sure to break out between the two protagonists by film's end.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 8, 2011
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

I've not convinced there's enough material to drag this story out into two hours but the film is to be admired for its setting.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: B

April 7, 2011
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