Kuma Reviews

September 5, 2018
Tells a supremely clever and involving story. Which is also moving.
September 5, 2017
This is nicely accomplished migrant melodrama from debuting Kurdish-Austrian film-maker Umut Dağ, realised with humanity and tremendously touching performances (particularly from the women).
August 23, 2013
The results are as intriguing as the subject is vexing.
August 22, 2013
The most forceful moments amount to wordless transmissions of pain or longing across dinner tables or supermarket counters. Tuned in to Kuma's wavelength, we feel privileged to pick them up.
August 16, 2013
It's soap, but finely scented.
August 15, 2013
A potent film ... about how families nurture dysfunction behind their self-created barricades.
August 15, 2013
Lacks a structure that serves the narrative to the level it deserves, but Dag is certainly one to watch.
August 15, 2013
It does have some real drama: death, infidelity with a libidinous young grocer, repressed homosexuality, and a genuine seam of sadness running through things.
August 15, 2013
The film surmounts its limitations mainly through performance ...
August 13, 2013
The true-life subject matter makes for chewy drama while also exploring the issue of women's rights.
August 12, 2013
The drama simmers gently, as Kurdish-Austrian director Umut Dag handles his debut feature with assurance.