WHERE DO WE GO NOW / 2011 / NADINE LABAKI / ZIZO / 25 NOV, 7 PM


Where Do We Go Now feels a bit more manufactured than Caramel. Labaki casts an entire village, but that doesn't seem to enrich the film in any manner other than to expand it horizontally, in scale. Premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, it features Labaki in the lead role; as she tries to establish herself as being distinct from the rest of the characters. The central ideas, those of sectarian and religious issues and the resulting violence, however deserves a treatment more complex than the film presents. Its surface level pleasures are intact - the cinematography is rich, colour palettes are employed to establish the diversity of cultural identities present on screen, but the film seems to be in a rush to establish a conflict, and therefore, its resolution. Where Do We Go Now may indeed be a simplistic rendering of a complex situation - but it has at its heart, as in its title, an admirable inquiry.- Suraj Prasad

110 mins, Colour, Digital

20. November 2014 by admin
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