Touré can’t entirely overcome the predictability of the premise; like any disaster movie, it’s a process of picking out which passengers will survive. The conscious irony is that the country these characters are abandoning is visibly, achingly poor, but it is also beautiful, and its ways are warm and familiar. In the poignant, symmetrical end, Touré leaves the idea that the real yearning of these people is for a fair shake in their own home.
Farran Smith Nehme
January 24, 2013