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FILM REVIEW – How I Ended This Summer

By Joseph Marshall


A distraught young man sits propped up against some rocks, panting and gathering his thoughts. In the background, choppy waters lap the shoreline. This is college student turned scientist Pavel Danilov and he is on the run from his armed and dangerous colleague Sergei. It’s a moment in which the audience as well as the man on screen can pause for breath, in what we assume is a temporary respite from his peril. But before we are given the chance, we have the dreadful realisation that his tormenter has bobbed into view again in the top left hand corner of the screen, aboard a small wooden vessel. He has a gun. Pavel unfortunately, is very much without a paddle.

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