struck a really personal chord for me with its depiction of mental illness. not sure why.
really really uncomfortable in a way where i couldn’t look away.
cool piece of history that really stands out among films of the era with its gritty, highly contrasted visual style, lack of major characters, and long oberservational shots of russian peasant and military lifestyle.
pacing is all over the place so the middle 45 minutes kind of drag because the filmmakers decided to focus on historically insignificant meetings and minor squabbles amongst russian elites instead of sticking to the focus on the bolsheviks and peasant class established early in the…