Actor Willem Dafoe is known for his quirky smaller pictures, and it looks like his upcoming release “Siberia” won’t be an exception. The project comes by way of “King of New York” and “Bad Lieutenant” director Abel Ferrara, pushing some strong visuals seen in the film’s trailer that has arrived via Screen Rant. Ferrara isn’t a filmmaker that shies away from controversy, shock, or attempting to push the audience’s buttons with “Siberia” it looks like he’s going for a feast for the eyes.
“Clint, an English-speaker, has abandoned his former life and now runs a bar in Siberia where most of the few guests do not speak English. He suffers from hallucinations and embarks on a dog-sled journey to a nearby cave where he confronts his dreams and memories, including of his father, brother, former wife and son, trying to make sense of his life.”
Reviews for the drama during its run in the festival circuit have been average to mixed, but you’ll have to make up your own opinion once the movie is released this summer, and you’re able to experience it for yourself.
The pair are close friends and previously worked together on “Tommaso,” “Pasolini,” and “4:44 Last Day on Earth.” Director Abel Ferrara is also attached to work with Ethan Hawke on the Italian-set WWII film “Zeroes And Ones,” and Dafoe recently signed up to co-star with Emma Stone in director Yorgos Lanthimos‘ body horror comedy “Poor Things.”
“Siberia” had its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2020 and will be distributed by Lionsgate for a release on June 18, 2021.