Festival of Lights


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.

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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.

Nov 9, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Somewhere in her switch from documaking to fiction filmmaking, Shundell Prasad seems to have lost touch with clarity.

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

Nov 7, 2012 | Full Review…

Prasad has a hard time keeping her bulging narrative straight; the twitchy editing, jarring close-ups and bobbing camera only muddle the audience.

Nov 2, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It ends up being largely just another story about a rebellious American teenager.

Nov 1, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Little girls never stop loving their daddies in Festival of Lights, a drama that never stops loving soap-opera-style melodramatics.

Nov 1, 2012 | Full Review…

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