Fucky Film Review!


Posted by Web Manager on October 23, 2009

Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani 2009


Powerful cinema verite on the mean streets of Jaffa.  Superb acting and directing – throughout the film, wonderful little moments that gave layers of depth to the characters’ lives.  I read somewhere that in the international release, there is no way for people reading the subtitles to know whether the characters are speaking Arabic or Hebrew.  This is a shame because a lot of insight and nuance comes through the interplay between the languages.  Still it’s totally worth checking out – expect to see it in a lot of major festivals, and in theatrical release in Europe (and maybe even America).  FFR’s Fall 2009 Favorite Film Seen in the Theater.


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