WITHIN THE WHIRLWIND (Marleen Gorris, 2009)

Emily Watson gives a restrained, intelligent performance as Eugenia Ginzburg, one tough cookie, in Dutch filmmaker Marleen Gorris’s Mitten im Sturm. From Germany, Poland and Belgium, this adaptation of Ginzburg’s autobiographical writings, anemically written by Nancy Larson, chronicles the fate of this woman, the wife of a Communist Party official, herself a committed Party member, […]