The Golden Lion award at the famous Venice Film Festival, which ended Saturday, went to ‘Somewhere,’ a film from Francis Ford Coppola’s daughter, director Sofia Coppola. Young Turkish director Seren Yüce’s film ‘Çoğunluk’ (Majority), the story of a middle-class young man who rebels against his father’s brutish authority, won the Lion of the Future Award, which is given to a director’s debut film
Many critics think Russian documentaries are hopeless – gloomy, if you will. Directors usually find their characters in the provinces, far away from Moscow, rather than in lively modern offices in the cities. And the Russian provinces are depressing.?