TZAREVNA SCALING (Berlinale 2021) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Drenched in folklore but set in an anachronistically banal world of banal, automated bureaucracy, Russian costume designer and fashion photographer Uldus Bakhtiozina holds nothing back in her fiercely stylish debut feature, Tzarevna Scaling, a film whose story might not stay with you forever, but whose striking, bold imagery will be much harder to shake.

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