Asya, an artist in Manhattan, is in the bathroom at a benefit event when she learns that her childhood sweetheart, Faisal, has disappeared. Faisal’s fiancée, East European model Tatiana, informs her that Faisal’s family believes the CIA abducted him.
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The Imperialists Are Still Alive!Directed byZeina Durra
With a title straight from Jean-Luc Godard’s La Chinoise, The Imperialists! wears its cinéphile heart on its sleeve. Its characters inhabit a world of indie/alt art and underground fashion movida which could have been concocted by the love-child of Fassbinder and Almodovar, shot by first-time director Zeina Durra on 16mm handheld camera – a retro nod to John Cassavates (see full review http://bit.ly/dH5V2r)