‘Amy’ and ‘Senna’ Director Asif Kapadia Captures War in Trailer for ‘Ali & Nino’

Best known for his acclaimed, hit documentaries Amy and Senna (at least here in the United States), director Asif Kapadia actually began his career with narrative dramas. He returned to his roots this year at Sundance with Ali & Nino, a sweeping period epic set in around World War I. Picked up by IFC Films for a release this week, the first trailer has now arrived.

We said in our review, “There is nary a film genre more tried and true than the war-time romance. From Casablanca to Doctor Zhivago to The English Patient, the structure allows for a micro conflict injected into a macro scenario. From a script by Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liasons, Atonement), adapted from the novel under the pseudonym Kurban Said, and directed by Asif Kapadia (Senna, Amy), Ali and Nino strives for the status of epic but falls considerably short.”

Starring María Valverde, Mandy Patinkin, Adam Bakri,
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