And on a more subterranean level, the fight inside seems to visually suggest something about Ivor’s conflicted and even violent feelings about what he’s about to do, while also possibly foreshadowing what might happen to the young man should he not treat Lucia to Krajnak’s liking.
But Bebjak and Balko use these in function of a specifically local story, with the cinematography showcasing the region’s dark forests, dilapidated, neon-lit gas stations, unremarkable villages, countless border crossings and one especially eerie location: a fully flooded quarry that manages to look especially foreboding in broad daylight.
Slavo Solovic’s swirling, increasingly sinister score further completes what is an impressively assembled package.
To kick off the 86th Major League Baseball All-Star Game, GRAMMY-winning singer Ciara took to the field at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio and delivered a striking performance of the "The Star-Spangled Banner." Ciara, along with three backup singers, belted out a stirring rendition of the National Anthem, and managed to avoid the many pitfalls the iconic song can present for so many singers whose flubs have become legendary.
Mastalir and Vasaryova, who both come from the theater, are masters at this, and their shared scenes are among the most striking.
Krajnak is much more of a doer than a talker, but cinematographer Martin Ziaran wisely showcases his expressive face in the film’s quieter moments, which often speak louder than words.