RELEASE DATE: 28/06/2012
RUN TIME: 1HR 50MIN
There’s no denying that the subject matter of the film is dark and depressing, but with an ironic lilt filmmaker and star Nadine Labaki manages to create a highly charming tale with a smattering of dance and song. However, the weight and pathos of the film is somewhat lost in what could have and should have been quite a poignant film in today’s age of faith, politics and civil wars.
This film received a five minute standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival, and rightfully so. The uniqueness of the film is definitely a drawcard. While it may not hit all of the marks cinematically it’s certainly worth a watch to see something so different in its narrative, storytelling and to support a female filmmaker.