Monday, July 27, 2015
Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (2015)
The music is wonderful, the acting – presumably entirely by amateurs – felt natural and believable. There's a lot to fascinate the eyes: the landscape, the clothes, the makeup. And it doesn't hurt that co-star Ghaicha Ibrahim is easy on the eyes. It's like a 75-minute vacation to a fascinating, more pleasant world.
Alan Smithee unfortunately saw this rewarding film with an audience of young urbanites. They seemed most entertained by the occasional unsophisticated technological aspect of the production, each of which they apparently found hilarious. One wonders if the young are able to enjoy anything unironically, and whether they even recognize that there is another way.