A Summer in La Goulette

A Summer in La Goulette ★★★½

This is the image of an idyllic, peaceful place, a "paradise on Earth" as one of the mothers describes it, a place where Jews, Christians and Muslims live side-by-side happily. It has a nostalgic view of a simpler time, when it seemed like there might still be a hope for peace in the Middle East. It's a fun film, part coming-of-age, part slice-of-life, part comedy. None of the performances stand out, but all of them were decent and the girls were all very lovely, especially the girl who plays Meriem. It's also a film where summer is fleeting, a time to enjoy romance and live without worries before the coming storms. Recommended for just about anyone, unless you don't like subtitles.

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