Chevalier DVD Review07:00:00
The third film from director Athina Rachel Tsangari, the BFI LFF winner, Chevalier, makes for some interesting, tough and challenging viewing at times, but there is no denying that it isn’t a must watch.
Following six men, the film sees them challenge each other in the hope to become the best man. Together they must compete with one another leading to blood being shed and friendships being over.
There is no holding back when it comes to showing the men battling out for the signet ring, known as Chevalier. The director has shown the competitiveness of a group of people to come out on top and the power those who do have. However, there is a message in the film that really makes it stand out away from this.
It is the message that it is lonely at the top. While you may have a title, crown or in this case a ring, you won’t have the people that you need the most to help you and they are the people that you need to survive.
Knowing that the cast one the best actor award at the 2015 Sarajevo’s Film Festival, didn’t impact my judgement. The moment the film ended I instantly felt like they should be award winners and I am glad that they are.
It is their power and talents that are going to make them stand out amongst the rest, which is why I am giving it...