I have decided that when the SIFF blurbs say a film is a “black comedy” that often means it isn’t very funny. This is a slice of life in a completely different country, and worth seeing for that. We do not get a lot of Jordanian movies, even at SIFF. It is often a little disorienting when there are large veins of un-differentness in different cultures. Everyone has a cell phone, there are vapid rich kids driving Range Rovers, stuff like that. It may well be that when I think a movie is slow moving, it is just at the same pace as that place.
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