Continuing to cross over the ICM Nordic viewing challenge with a cinema of the 1950's taking place at the same time,I checked my downloads of the year, and from the few details I could find, made me curious to learn about what is in the fog.
Note:Some spoilers in review.
View on the film:
Driving away from the opening believing she is speeding towards a new life, Eva Henning gives a fantastic performance as Lora, whose on the run status allows Henning to dig into a Femme Fatale nervousness of being seen, which Henning twists into shallow relief, as a new perspective on what's she did unfolds in front of Lora's eyes. Sipping up the toxic state of their relationship in flashbacks, Georg Rydeberg gives a wickedly slippery turn as Lora's hubby Walter, whose wealthy life Rydeberg uses to keep a underlying hold on menace on his wife.
Featuring a exchange where the Film Noir Laura is discussed, Vic Sunesson's adaptation of his own novel takes a oddly disconnected view of Lora being on the run, where as Lora's fear of being caught is raised, little space is given to raising the tension of those who are searching for her. Neatly twisting Lora's belief of giving out the killer shot with a sly twist, Sunesson brings the family back together for a tense dining room gathering, serving up slow-cooked flashbacks on the hate they shared for Walter.
Leaving the clear vision of what Lora's done under looming shadows, director Lars-Eric Kjellgren & cinematographer Gunnar Fischer stylishly drill into a brittle Film Noir atmosphere, digging into Lora's fear with terrific coiled side-shots keeping her just at the edges from being seen. Attending the family reunion, Kjellgren brings into focus the murky family secrets with dissolves peeling away to the flashbacks revealing who is hidden in the fog.
Crime / Mystery
Crime / Mystery
Lora is driving away from her life. At the same time her husband is found dead in their villa.
Uploaded By: FREEMAN
April 19, 2021 at 01:14 AM