Just because is tradition, is it right? No. Just because it's culture, is it right? I don't think so. The movie had me nervous the whole time, yet, delighted by the craft. The message is there, clear as water, and the way to read it goes many ways, two cultures fighting, two rights and wrong. In the end, it doesn't matter if Zahira was right, she pay's the ultimate price of freedom. 5 stars in my book.
Very very well played with a particularly stunning performance from lead. Bit of a let down ending and good photography. I was not expecting much but got really happily surprised. The character descriptions are believable and do not go into cliché at any time, which is usually the case with such films. If anything, the weakest character is the friends father, who is just little bit too nice to be true!
"Is the world fair? No, the whole world is not fair". "I know. But if it's so, I believe we have to fight to change it". Love against love, a tradition versus another one. Passionate, dreaming as teenage years can be, her desire for self determination can't escape its consequences. This movie speaks directly to the spectator's heart and soul.
Newton's third law tells us that our actions, whatever they may be, will have consequences (not really, but kind of works as a metaphor for this). We are born into this world with the ability to think and choose for ourselves, however more often then not what we want isn't the best option. An interesting coming-of-age story about religion, responsibility, rebellion and consequence.
Impressive interpretations. It goes straight to the point. It is all there: women emancipation and the reproduction of gender roles, migrants integration and the persistence of cultural diversity, social control, individualism vs collectivism, and so on. A delight for social scientists.
Tragédie moderne d'une finesse remarquable, Noces explore le poids écrasant de la tradition, sans jamais tomber dans la caricature. Un drame émouvant qui a l'intelligence de respecter tous ses protagonistes. Chronique complète sur Citazine ; http://www.citazine.fr/article/noces-mariee-tout-prix