I wanted to watch this movie for a long time.
Because of one of my favorite actresses.
And this is a hard film to find.
So I want to give a shout out to tubitv.com for having it.
Yes, great website.
Check it out.
But I digress.
Back to Ryna.
A Romanian film.
Not as good a Cum mi-am petrecut sfârşitul lumii (The Way I Spent the End of the World [also available to watch for free on Tubi]), but worth a viewing.
Ryna is a hard film.
Set in the middle of nowhere.
Danube Delta (says IMDb).
It’s a sad story.
A good feminist film.
Rape (always lurking).
Directed by Ruxandre Zenide.
The style reminds me of the Dogme 95 movement.
Like Harmony Korine’s Julien Donkey-Boy.
But even more harsh.
An unforgiving lens and a dry, dusty landscape.
Occasional muddy downpours.
Very convincing acting.
Petre is the only actor who really stands out.
Her performance here is not as good as in Cum mi-am petrecut sfârşitul lumii, but it is very fine.
There are very few films available with this wonderful actress.
So this one is well worth watching.