What Doesn’t Kill You Makes Us All Stronger: Letter Never Sent, Individualism, and the Survival Genre

A lone human figure wanders through a wintry landscape. Shot from the film Letter Never Sent.

|Cole Seidl| Letter Never Sent is many things: a visual tour-de-force, a technological marvel, an allegory of Soviet resilience, a grueling survival thriller. It is also, notably, the rare great film that openly rejects an individualist perspective in its storytelling. Continue reading