Oct-Dec 2010 Screenings
2002 - Elia Suleiman - Israel-Palestine-France-German
Fri 17 Oct 2003 at 8.30pm
Joyce's Lounge, Tuamgraney, Co. Clare
Midnight Court Rating: 2.0 (1 votes)
Storyline: Separated by a checkpoint, Palestinian lovers from Jerusalem and Ramallah arrange clandestine meetings.
Verdicts from the Midnight Court
I had read a review of this film beforehand that mentioned that the first half was a bit boring. As the credits rolled, I was left still waiting for the second half to start.
So no plot, no dialogue...but this film seems to operate on another level and did provoke plenty of entertaining discussion in the bar afterwards which almost made me want to see the film a second time.
Many of the comedic sketches worked well on a mildly amusing level and personally the film drew on parallels with my own upbringing in a different occupied territories.
VERDICT: a waste of a Friday night...marginally.
Thu 23 Oct 2003