Review: It Was the Son

(Daniele Ciprì, 2012)

Based on a novel by Roberto Alaimo, Daniele Ciprì’s directorial debut It Was the Son (È stato il figlio) is an ambitiously operatic and grandly incoherent misfire. Catapulting the viewer – in a style similar (but rarely as tightly wound) to the Coen Brothers at their best – through a whirlwind of originality and noxious black humour, it still fails to offer anything particularly memorable or impressive along the way. (Continue reading here)


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