Audience: Susette Abbas
Brutally honest exploration of the darker side of motherhood and mother daughter relationshps, especially when strained by separation. Although the themes are dark and heavy, it still manages to retain a sense of humor. Although the story is universal, the costumes, choice of props and the little details like talcom powder on the actors' necks as they fan themselves in the Cuban heat leave no doubt as to where the story takes place. I was deeply moved by the scene dealing with acts of repudiation, having experienced this alongside my family as a young child. Great work actors and writer/director Susannah Drissi!