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Fatima
(ON DEMAND)

DIRECTED BY - Ricardo Lobo

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Fatima is an intimate film that tackles how sensitive human beings react to the ominous reality of war and destruction. Using a poetic approach, the film subtly brings the viewer into the psyche of the main character, a 26-year old woman who returns to Baghdad, Iraq to reunite with her family and fiancée, and to follow her dream of becoming a childcare specialist.

 

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GENRES - drama, international

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 93 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2006

FORMAT - DVD Region All

COUNTRY - Iraq

LANGUAGE - Arabic

SUBTITLES - English

ATTRIBUTES - Color

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Fatima is an intimate film that tackles how sensitive human beings react to the ominous reality of war and destruction. Using a poetic approach, the film subtly brings the viewer into the psyche of a 26-year old woman who returns to Baghdad to reunite with her family and to follow her dream of becoming a childcare specialist.

Director

Ricardo Lobo

Star(s)

Nadia Odeh

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Hayat Haydar

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Yasir Masri

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Samar Al Tai

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Ayad Taresh

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Hussein Assadi

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Abbas Shahin

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starstarstarhalf a starFatima by the River

written by jorgehernandez.miami on Oct 25th, 2011read all my reviews

this review is from: Fatima (ON DEMAND)

Fatima is a filmed written and directed by Ricardo Lobo. Its center character is an educated Iraqi woman who returns home to pursue her career and passion: taking care or nursing prekindergartan children. Her optimism soon fades though. Iraq is a different place now. There is death and destruction everyday in the streets. The Americans are there and so is Iraqi anger. I had a problem with this film. While Lobo does an excellent job of bringing us the everyday trials and tribulations of city life for Iraqis, I was left somewhat distant. Maybe it's because the acting is less than excellent or perhaps it was the choppy direction. Either way the story makes up for this. Fatima soon descends into despair and hopelessness. Her descision to escape her fate puts into motion a series of events that can only have one outcome: more death! But does it really have to be that way? I still give it three stars.

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