2022 Top 10 (+20 more) Ranking
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My little sister who’s home from Egypt after a year and leaves in the morning, my older sister who’s married and just came home from vacation, and my mother who rarely watches a movie all watched this with me in the living room as we ate slices of my sister’s “come home soon” cake. I feel very warm. This movie will mean a lot to me in my life, I know it.
I have to see 80 for Brady now, don’t I?
I can’t understand any hopeful readings of this movie. It’s fatalistic. Dread. Being Black can be the hardest thing in the world sometimes. I can feel like I’m suffocating under the weight of the whole world. Living in a city like Minneapolis where George Floyd and so many other black men and women are killed by police, I have bone achingly deep PTSD with anything cop related. White guilt is something I can appreciate somewhat cause I’m happy you’re fighting…
I left Cairo on Monday. It’s Friday afternoon and I am watching this film feeling like I never left. What an authentic portrayal of Egypt. What a film. I loved seeing Al Azhar on camera so beautifully.
This was my most anticipated of the festival. I got tickets suddenly while sitting at the front of the last minute line two hours before it started. It delivered. Yes yes yes!
Edit, half a year later: the enduring imprint of this film…