If you’re not following Film Twitter’s reactions to the 2015 Venice Film Festival, you’re missing out (check out #Venezia72 or #Venice72 for a full rundown on Twitter). Judging by the reactions to Emmy-winner Cary Fukunaga‘s Netflix-produced civil war boy solider drama, Beasts of No Nation might well be a beast of its own during awards season, and perhaps in more categories beyond supporting actor contender, Idris Elba. Perhaps Fukunaga can make a run at Best Director?
Check out some instaTweet reactions, below:
Beasts of No Nation treats your heart, mind & soul like the Hulk would a punchbag. Peeling myself off the back wall of the cinema #Venezia72
— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) September 2, 2015
— Patrik Linderholm (@thePatalo) September 2, 2015
BEASTS OF NO NATION is a brutal, violent take that immerses you into a hellish world from the POV of a young child. Transformative.
— Jason Park (@jasonpark07) September 2, 2015
— Jo-Ann Titmarsh (@jokamojo) September 2, 2015
Also, feel free to check out the reviews from some of my favorite non-AwardsCircuit outlets, Kris Tapley at Variety and The Playlist:
— Kristopher Tapley (@kristapley) September 2, 2015
— ThePlaylist (@ThePlaylist) September 2, 2015