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The Source (La source des femmes)

The Source (La source des femmes) (2011)


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The story takes place in current times, in a small village somewhere between North Africa and the Middle East. The women fetch water from a mountaintop spring in the blazing sun. They've done that since the beginning of time. Leila, a young bride, urges the women to launch a love strike: no more cuddling, no more sex until the men run water into the village. -- (C) Cannes

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The good intentions are obvious, but a bit more crunch is sorely needed.

May 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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The mix of female empowerment and Middle eastern colour is kept just on the right side of schmaltzy by firecracker turns from Le´la Bekhti as the headstrong strike-leader and Biyouna as a formidable widower.

May 30, 2012 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Often rather moving...

May 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

The sheer injustice at the heart of an overlong tale still creates an automatic sympathy for the women, sisters in a way to the women in Made In Dagenham.

May 18, 2012 Full Review Source: The List
The List

This populist parable draws intriguing battle lines between the sexes, but then forgets what it was supposed to be fighting about.

May 18, 2012 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

Radu Mihaileanu's update of Lysistrata with overtones of the Arab Spring never settles on a consistent tone; as a result, serious moments lack force and lighter moments feel hollow.

May 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Financial Times
Financial Times

A whimsical tale of women, water and wedlock, with precious little direction, drive or purpose.

May 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

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