Critic Reviews for Makala
Emmanuel Gras' camera embraces the subject's every move with such rapt intimacy and cinematic poetry it's easy to forget this is not a fictional drama.
One of those sly, low-key films whose early scenes will leave you unsure whether you're watching a documentary or a drama marked by a docu-real aesthetic, Makala's depiction of back-breaking labor is as no-frills as the work itself.
Interesting in a watch-at-home, National-Geographic-Channel sort of way ...
Avoids most of the traps of exoticism...but it makes the mistake of using observation as its only route to intimacy.
Emmanuel Gras resists pitying or sentimentalizing his main subject, or exalting him merely for his resilience in the face of such a harsh, uncaring reality.
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