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Loz Loory's rating of the film Fatima

Greatly appreciated the economy of dialogue and excellent pacing to show us these three characters. Loved the mother's poem about the "Fatimas" of the country. Sadly beautiful to watch her diligently learn more French, despite being rebuffed by actual French people. Her efforts echo the daughter's diligent efforts to succeed in medical school, and the younger daughter's efforts to distance herself from her mother.