Directed by Milcho Manchevski, western, drama, 127 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Milcho Manchevski
With Joseph Fiennes, David Wenham, Adrian Lester, Anne Brochet, Rosemary Murphy
Where Does Your Voice Go When You’re No More?
A New York thief (Edge), a tough-as-nails hundred-year-old woman (Angela), two brothers from the Wild West (Luke and Elijah), a revolutionary hell-bent on liberating Macedonia from the Ottoman Empire (the Teacher), and a beautiful pregnant woman (Neda), all cross paths in a tale spanning two continents and three centuries.
Manchevski’s sophomore Dust (coming after winning the Golden Lion for Before the Rain, also in CinEast’s programme) had its world premiere as the Opening film in Venice IFF in 2001. With Manchevski’s fractured narrative resembling a Cubist painting, a cast led by the excellent performances of David Wenham and Joseph Fiennes and the original soundtrack of Kiril Dzajkovski, Dust is an exceptional cinematic journey and an “eastern western” reflecting on the nature of history and story-telling such as one rarely sees on the big screen.