ALEXANDRIA: Religious crucible and La tentation de sainte Antione
It would not surprise me the imaginative, but flawed American director Abel Ferrara, who lives in Rome, also has been inspired by La tentation de sainte Antoine. In any case, this seems to be the case of his film Siberia from 2020, which depicts visions and hallucinations of a lone American who has retreated to the isolation of a wintry Siberia, where he owns a primitive bar serving the surrounding Samoyeds. This film could have been a masterpiece, but unfortunately it isn’t. It was saved by the Willem Dafoe’s skilled acting, something that unfortunately could not save Ferrara’s earlier failure – Pasolino, a big disappointment.