Abou Leila
First screened in October 2019
Director: Amin Sidi-Boumédiène. Cast: Slimane Benouari, Lyès Salem, Azouz Abdelkader, Fouad Megiraga, Meryem Medjkane, Hocine Mokhtar, Samir El Hakim. Screenplay: Amin Sidi-Boumédiène.

Twitter Capsule: Complex interleaving of plotlines, perspectives, and irrealities but approaches them with too little agility or insight.

VOR:   Bond between the main characters should compel more, if it's going to displace so much national/political context. And the violence is so rote.

Photo © 2019 In Vivo Films/Thala Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

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