Imperialists Are Still Alive! Movie Reviews
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This is a first movie for Zeina Durra and it is not perfect but you can tell that she has talent and i am excited to see what is her next film going to be like. The film has many characters, unfortunately none of them are well developed therefore I did not care for any of them. There are a lot of scenes in the film that are repetitive and too dragged out, but I it can be forgiven because Durra is a first time director. The film is also overly metaphoric and I did not like that. Visually the film is really good and I believe that Durra’s visuals and story will catch up with each other in her next film.
The problem with this film is that it does not have any narrative and it just jumps from one encounter to another one. The director does not tell the audience anything about the characters and I really wish she did. Durra does create beautiful environment and she is also very good in creating certain moods and tension but the film lacked structure. I do like that Durra explores interesting topic and she is not afraid of how people will react to it and I do like her worldview. Overall, I suggest renting this film when it comes out on DVD and save your money, I am not saying it is a bad film but I do think that the negatives overweight the positives.
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