LORIK – Review by Marina Richter

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Russian director Alexey Zlobin’s body-swap drama Lorik, which is showing in the First Feature Competition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, centres on an egotistical middle-aged actor called Laurence Alexandrovich (Michael Poghosian, who also co-wrote and co-produced the film), whose passion for theatre is rivaled only by his spite for the people around him. Bossy, rude and arrogant in his belief that anyone he speaks to can’t match his intellectual prowess, he is constantly either throwing tantrums about things that are not to his taste or sending quotes from classic dramas flying to intimidate his already petrified circle of collaborators and neighbours. Continue reading…

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Marina Richter

Marina D. Richter is a Vienna-based freelance film critic who regularly contributes reviews, interviews and film industry news to Cineuropa. She’s also a prolific contributor to the daily Balkans newspaper ‘Politika’ and to the weekly ‘Vreme.' Her texts are published in the Estonian cultural weekly SIRP, the Slovak film journal, Austria's Artmagazine & Morgen and diverse Croatian outlets.