A beautiful story. Beyond the realm of historical and political implications, the story is really about friendship, love, displacement and where/what is home. The ensemble acting is something that critics in the west might take issues with. But I have come to accept and enjoy the varied acting styles from other places and not simply judge with western criteria ( e.g. acting in Bollywood or Kung Fun movies, etc.) However, I do find issues with the cinematography. Though adequate, it leaves one wanting to see more. Since the film deals with displacement of Jews in Morocco, Israel, France and Spain, one wishes to see more of the land, especially the main character Shlomo’s attachment to the village of Bejjad in Morocco. All the same, this is an oasis in the barren land of Hollywood wastes.
|8/10||stromsofia@ - 3 reviews|
10.5.2009 - age: 26-35
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