Festival of Lights (2012)

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A rebellious teenage girl struggles to navigate a broken relationship with her mother and a troubled adolescence, while memories of her absent father continue to haunt her. After receiving shocking news about her father, she embarks on a journey from New York to Guyana to discover the truth about her family's mysterious past.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Shundell Prasad
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Critic Reviews for Festival of Lights

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

The travel-heavy third act, which leapfrogs a host of key plot points, risibly defies logic and clarity as the film barrels toward its forced and sentimental conclusion.

Full Review… | November 9, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Somewhere in her switch from documaking to fiction filmmaking, Shundell Prasad seems to have lost touch with clarity.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
Variety
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Universal themes aren't enough to buoy unimaginative drama.

Full Review… | November 7, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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Prasad has a hard time keeping her bulging narrative straight; the twitchy editing, jarring close-ups and bobbing camera only muddle the audience.

Full Review… | November 2, 2012
New York Post
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It ends up being largely just another story about a rebellious American teenager.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
New York Times
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Little girls never stop loving their daddies in Festival of Lights, a drama that never stops loving soap-opera-style melodramatics.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
Village Voice
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