There's great potential for the kind of issues that are taken on, but nothing is resolved, and the biggest questions, of guilt and shame, the gulf of understanding between the first world and the third, remain unengaged.
It appears as though you would have liked the film to have a different character altogether: more aggressive, more challenging, more directed toward a conclusion.
It appeared to me that from the absolute beginning with Simon & Alice sharing the candy that there would be no clear resolutions. The relationships throughout--between teachers, children, administrators, parents--all had the same gentle hesitance, as though they all held Martine upon their collective shoulders, and might never be able finally to put her down.
Sounds, um, a bit like life, n'est-ce pas?
Apr 13 - 10:08 PM