Cassandra's Dream Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Cassandra's Dream (Allen, 2007): Mini-Film Review
Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream (2007) fits into the director's exploration of subterfuge, vice, and murder in the vein of Match Point (2005) and Irrational Man (2015). Here we find another Allen film in which violence is never isolated but rather violence begets more violence, characters possess an inherent understanding of right from wrong and a clear sense of where the line between the two is positioned, and perhaps most interestingly: characters who have had their debts repaid are more likely to be aware of their moral compass in comparison to those who have been given wealth without earning it on their own.