Scales (Sayidat Al Bahr) Reviews

March 22, 2020
The narrative failures of the second half are mitigated by the handsome styling and the sea maidens themselves, which retain a mysterious melancholy even after we've seen one up close.
December 13, 2019
Shahad Ameen announces herself as that most special of filmmakers - a storyteller that can work timely subtext and scathing commentary into a great work of fantasy.
October 28, 2019
Well-crafted, magical fable with a compelling contemporary feminist message.
October 23, 2019
The film is a great technical achievement, with stunning use of black & white photography that plays with the shadowy nature of the village and its shores, and the brightness of the day that feels cynical rather than promising.
October 22, 2019
Harvey and Hannawin always keeps the film intense, suspenseful, and unpredictable. It is all-around a stellar film that will keep you at the edge of your seat.
October 9, 2019
It's an impressive if repetitive yarn that marks [Shahad] Ameen out as a filmmaker with a potent visual style as she sets sail through restless waters and offers hope through rebellion. She is definitely one to watch.
September 3, 2019
A timeless magical realist fable with a contemporary feminist message.