Lost in Karastan (aka "Epic" and "Welcome to Karastan" had its World Premiere at the Montreal Film Festival today and we were lucky enough to have forum member Sylvie attend. She has posted an extensive review of the film in the forum (you must be a member to read it). She has been careful not to give away the ending, yet there may be spoilers, so beware!
Below are some of the comments from Sylvie:
- There has been confustion as to the name of the movie, but it is promoted as Lost in Karastan at the film festival
- While the movie is described as a "dark comedy" and there were plenty of smiles and laughter, "dark" summarizes the film better
- This is an indie film rather than a Hollywood production
- The characters are endearing and the actors superb
- Matthew Macfadyen's character, Emil Forester, is described as a "good man"
In Sylvie's own words:
As far as I am concerned, the movie is not a "thriller", as those filmed in Hollywood, but a reflexion on our modern world that has had more than its share of dictatorships, the illusion of power and fame, fear in the people, loyalty and real values. The actors did a great job. Matthew [Macfadyen]- always as handsome! - plays well the washed-up film-maker Emil Forester. This is not Mr. Darcy, Sir Felix or Stiva. This is a man who feels for others, who knows what fear is, who is willing to see things as they are in the end.
All in all, this is a good movie, a movie that makes people think.
For more details and impressions of the other actors/characters, please visit the forum!
THANK YOU SYLVIE!