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.
Some of the early, most interesting threads get set aside. Its ending will likely make or break it for many.
Despite my quibbles, I appreciated this movie's commitment to not cleaning up its protagonist's commitment. Form and story keep you guessing.