Cinema Lounge Angleterre
Malaya Morskaya St, 24, Angleterre Hotel
Director: Shawn Snyder
Cast: Géza Röhrig, Matthew Broderick, Sammy Voit
Genres: comedy, drama
Translation: russian subtitles
Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Shawn Snyder (this is the first feature film for the American director) is not very reverential in his portrayal of a man who is grieving his loss. Snyder makes a film about the unexpected friendship of the professor and the Hasidic Jew, which happens to involve living and dead pigs, with rather obvious references to some of the films by the Coen brothers (to A Serious Man in particular). The drama turns into a black cynical comedy about death and ways in which it is perceived by the living. The film won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.