Maya ★★½

Not a huge fan of the director’s output because I can rarely tell if she’s being subtle or slight.  I conceptually appreciate  that she tells her stories on the margins of where other films might find interest (this is a drama that deals with the road to personal recentering after a kidnapping... which isn’t depicted whatsoever), but she often falls into traps of her own. Yes, maybe we’ve seen one too many hostage crisis movies, but can’t the same be said about films about unlikely romances or unscrupulous land developers?  Neither of the attractive lead actors contributes much to our understanding.