3.5 Although this film is produced in Israel, it is entirely a Bedouin film. A film about Bedouin women, and the rules that their society imposes on their lives. Written and directed by an Israeli woman, I wonder if it would be different had the story been told by a Bedouin woman? I don't know of any Bedouin filmmakers. I have met many Bedouin, but this is only the 2nd Bedouin film I've seen; the other was Jordanian.
Elite Zexer's first feature tells a tale of a mother and a daughter both struggling within the patriarchy society they live in. The mother is dealing with the arrival of her husband's second wife while the daughter believes times have changed enough for her to marry outside her tribe. Though the script, by the director, has no real surprises it does provide an engaging and oft frustrating watch.