God Grew Tired of Us
This is, say, the sequel to “The Lost Boys of Sudan.” It’s the same story, but softer, less complex. It deals more with their presence in the
Son of Man
Very interesting. It’s a modern day African recasting of the Jesus story. This one has no spiritual significance at all, and the Jesus-character is only a political savior with no spiritual – well religious significance (though you could argue that for Jesus as well). It’s not an emotional gut-wrenching story like many Jesus films or Easter films; this is rather a gritty, street version that’s scaled down but still interesting. It has the Mary and the visitation where she is told she will conceive the son of God; a King Herod character killing masses of babies (well genocide in this film; remember it’s modern Africa in a mythical country
Bollywood film (I talked about this in the South African section). Irfan Khan is in this one. I think you may have seen him in that Angelina Jolie movie where she plays a Persian-American journalist in
Hopefully, next week, I’ll have reports on Othello and some township plays and maybe an Iranian film if I make it to the festival on Monday or Tuesday (it’s far away at the waterfront).