Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
So, I have been a fan of Jo Willems since I saw Hard Candy and with every single movie that he shot I was more and more impressed by the path he was taking.
I went to watch Red Sparrow last night and I just think that it is his best work ever.
I thought that "The Hunger Games" were amongst the most interesting photographed "young" movies ever and with Red Sparrow he just continues that line of work but in a "smaller" and more natural environment.
The way he decided to light the rooms (especially Dominika's apartment) are natural but with a stylized touch.
His work in this movie reminded me of that of Harris Savides or Martin Ruhe.
The production design is quite atmospheric and real and even though we know that there are some licences here and there I don't think that that affects the movie at all.
All in all it is a really interesting movie visually speaking so if you have a chance go and watch it in your local cinema.
Have a lovely day!