Saturday, August 28, 2021

OVER MY DEAD BODY (2021) Dances with Films 2021

Excellent short film  about a Persian Jewish woman who brings her boyfriend home to meet her parents. All is fine until she reveals that he is a Muslim. As he family freaks out, and her father threatens to burn himself alive, the young woman has to decide what to do, bow down to the wishes of her family or find happiness with the man she loves.

Beautifully acted film feels lived in. The arguments here feel as though they are the sort of battles that the filmmakers experience. The result is a pained film where we realize that any choice is a wrong one and going to cause pain to someone.

A small gem.

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