Peter Weir goes to the Gulag

One of my favorite directors (and no, not because of this – rather because of this, this and THIS!) is taking on Uncle Joe’s death camps.

Weir is first and foremost a storyteller – many of his works in a lesser man’s hands would have dribbled away in either sentimentally gooey mawkery or politically hacked mockery….

Now he will tell the story of the less fashionable yet equally horrific holocaust….

Looking forward to it.



  1. Quin Finnegan says

    So am I! When I first saw this I was hoping for an adaptation of Martin Amis' (for me, sorta so-so) House of Meetings … this has the possibility of being much, much better.

  2. I'd like to see a good – I mean a really good biopic – done of his father and Larkin.

    Who would get casting calls?

    On another note, is it just me, or does that poor bloke in the picture look like Russell Crow?


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