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Venice Reviews

‘Captain Volkonogov Escaped’: Film Review | Venice 2021

Russian co-directors Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov ('Intimate Parts') explore the spiritual journey of a secret policeman, played by Yuriy Borisov, who breaks ranks in Soviet-era Leningrad.

‘On the Job: The Missing 8’: Film Review | Venice 2021

Philippine director Erik Matti's sprawling crime thriller details the political and journalistic fallout from an assassination gone awry.

‘Reflection’ (‘Vidblysk’): Film Review | Venice 2021

Ukrainian filmmaker Valentyn Vasyanovych returns to the Lido after winning the top Horizons prize in 2019 for 'Atlantis' with another story set amid the bloody conflict between Ukrainians and…