… or not.
really this was one of the most torturing movies i have watched in a very long time, and my friend best put it as: “The movie should have been a pinterest board!” and as Hummus Nation “جمهورية الحمص” perfectly renamed it: “تخلف” ماكسي
My advise: If you like pretty visuals and no story… this is your Lord of cinema. Otherwise, don’t bother.
- The women are the perfect portrayal of the typical Esmeralda-looking Lebanese woman. They have long flowy dark hair, thick eyeliner and of course, always wear dresses, heels or something like looks like lingerie.
- The priest is sexy, like very sexy, he’s so sexy that every single shot of him screams “I’m sexy”. Oh and he’s a priest. And sexy. Bou Eid, you. are. a. maverick.
- The camera filter is innovative, especially in Lebanese movies that try to evoke nostalgia. I’m sure you’ve never seen a movie that looks like it was shot in sepia.
- The themes of war, sex and religion are new on the lebanese art scene, particularly in cinema. I don’t know about you, but when was the last time you saw a movie that talked about the civil war and religious issues and, uhm, forbidden sex?
- Speaking of sex, given that we are in a country where…
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