VIEW PHOTOS FROM PREMIERE AT BERLINALE
"Volker Schlöndorff’s latest film has something of the Allen-esque
themes of regret and unchangeable fate, and perhaps of the relationship
dramas of Bergman too... When when Skarsgård
and Hoss act against each other, this is a vibrant, insightful drama."
...Ed Frankl, thefilmstage.com
''Return to Montauk' has become a very wistful film, slowly in its
dramaturgical rhythm, a little sad, melancholic from the basic mood.
Skarsgård and Hoss play the compelling and convincing couple, who
have a past, but have no future. The wonderful music that the German
film composer Max Richter wrote especially for the 'Return to Montauk'
supports the mood of the film." ...Deutsche Welle
"The movie is all about what they (the actors) reveal, especially
Skarsgård, who invests Max with a personal history that never feels
less than lived in." ...Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"Always a very physically expressive actor, Stellan Skarsgård
conveys the restless dissatisfaction of his character brilliantly."
...Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
"It's a very tender, heartfelt film about the great regrets and lost
loves in our lives, and how we attempt to get over what happened in the
past (or, perhaps, not get over our past regrets). Maybe it's because I
connected to it in a very personal way, but Return to Montauk kept me
captivated and awake and intrigued from start to finish. Even if I
didn't feel emotionally drained by the end I was certainly enthralled...
Skarsgård is heartbreaking as the lead character Max, who carries
the whole film."
...Alex Billington, Firstshowing.net