Too far from paradise

A classic crime story centres on criminal acts and the investigation led by those who uphold the law. The movie Spoor by the acclaimed Polish director Agnieszka Holland subverts this traditional genre convention and blurs the commonly accepted distinctions between perpetrator and victim, and law and lawlessness.

For years, close communities where everyone knows each other have never ceased to fascinate film directors. Based on the novel Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by the 2018 Nobel Prize Laureate, Olga Tokarczuk, Spoor is a provocative eco-crime story set in a sleepy small town shocked by a series of gruesome murders. Certain leads suggest the sensational conclusions that crimes are being committed as acts of vengeance by wild animals…

You can read the whole review of Spoor, a movie awarded the Silver Bear at the 2017 Berlinale on the website of Global Comment Magazine. Here is the link.