Review of Yury Bykov’s The Fool, Barbican Cinema


“Borrowing its title from Dostoyevsky’s nineteenth-century classic, The Idiot (1869), Bykov reflects age-old antagonisms of moral principle confronting selfish personal interest. Rather than outright denouncing the state system, Bykov explores the inner moral turmoil of the individuals who through their collective actions, willingly or not, systematically undermine the possibility of democratic well-being of its citizens.”

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