A couple of reviews from The Film Reel went up at Toronto Film Scene today, and this is going to be quite the mouthful for you. Both films are screening at the TIFF series Once Upon A Time, Lebanon: Visions Of Postwar In New Lebanese Cinema. I told you that was a mouthful. There’s a bit of both worlds represented here as one film really impressed me, while the other ended up lacking. Check it out.
The unnamed protagonist of the film is a middle aged man still living with his mother, never really having to grow up. One day his mother leaves the house and decides to never come home. Now the man is left to fend for himself in a world that he has rarely interacted with. There’s a promising concept here, but the film ultimately fails to live up to expectations. Check the full review at the Toronto Film Scene website.
Falafel is the story of Toufic and a night out with friends that turns into something a bit more dangerous than he expected. What starts out as comedy quickly turns into something darker, showing viewers that there are some things in life that we can either fight for, or forgive. Check out the full review at the Toronto Film Scene website.