aka Mafak
First screened in September 2018
Director: Bassam Jarbawi. Cast: Ziad Bakri, Jameel Khoury, Areen Omari, Yasmine Qaddumi, Mariam Basha, Amir Khoury. Screenplay: Bassam Jarbawi.

Twitter Capsule: Enriched but also diffused by its rangy interests and sympathies. Can't quite keep psychology and politics balanced.

Second Capsule: Some of the early, most interesting threads get set aside. Its ending will likely make or break it for many.

VOR:   Despite my quibbles, I appreciated this movie's commitment to not cleaning up its protagonist's commitment. Form and story keep you guessing.

Photo © 2018 Rimish Film/Dialectic

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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