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Joyful Mystery
Joyful Mystery
8.0
/10
253 Ratings

JOYFUL MYSTERY

Santhoshathinte Onnam Rahasyam | സന്തോഷത്തിന്റെ ഒന്നാം രഹസ്യം

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Directed by Don Palathara
India, 2020
Drama

Synopsis

A couple in Kerala, India, are on their way to a doctor’s clinic to confirm a suspected pregnancy. Tension builds during the ride as the two discuss their future and how to handle the changes in their lives.

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Synopsis

A couple in Kerala, India, are on their way to a doctor’s clinic to confirm a suspected pregnancy. Tension builds during the ride as the two discuss their future and how to handle the changes in their lives.

Our take

Don Palathara inventively uses a fixed camera in this single-take film to transport viewers into an arguing couple’s tumultuous relationship dynamics. The sharply-written, brilliantly-acted conversation flows seamlessly and beautifully, while subtly needling the romanticised ideas of parenthood.

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