The Waiting Room

2016

The Waiting Room

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Jasmin, once a successful actor in former Yugoslavia, now lives in Toronto with his second wife and young son. While juggling a construction job and a busy audition schedule, he dreams of re-launching an old televised stage show that made him famous in his homeland. When he is cast in a role that triggers recollections of the civil war, he is forced to reconcile his current reality with memories of his past success.

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Critic Reviews for The Waiting Room

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

  • Tinged with melancholy, even in its humourous moments, The Waiting Room is a moving exploration of one kind of Canadian immigrant experience.

    Jun 2, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Dominated by a unique blend of melancholy and existential crisis, The Waiting Room is a poignant character study about the immigrant experience.

    Feb 29, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    indieWire
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  • The Waiting Room plays out like a kind of cinematic dare: is it possible to make a war movie that doesn't feature a single moment of armed conflict? In that respect, it's a success.

    Jun 3, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Even when The Waiting Room seems not to be saying anything, Jasmin expresses so much -- in expressing so little -- as to utterly beguile.

    Feb 29, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • There's a stark beauty to cinematographer Roland Echavarria's imagery, and Geljo clearly knows his frustrated, melancholy character inside and out. But a couple of ill-advised choices let the air out of The Waiting Room in its final movement.

    Sep 14, 2015 | Rating: 3/5

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