The Battelle Film Club offers up 2003's Russian film The Return. The father of two boys who disappeared right after the younger son was born returns and takes the boys on a trip. He barely knows them but bullies and controls them as if he's been in their lives all along. The older boy is kind of OK with it, but the younger rebels.
And that's about it.
The Return is an interesting character study with nowhere to go. If it's your thing, you'll find this a good one.
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Mr. Movie rating: 2 1/2 stars
Not rated, probably PG-13 for mature themes. It plays Friday, September 27 only at the Battelle Auditorium at 8:00 p.m.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.
2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.