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Great film, great story, great acting,
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This review is from: Three Veils [DVD] (DVD)
This is a film I will be glad to keep in my permanent collection. It reminded me, in some ways, of If these Walls Could Talk 2 - following the lives of contemporary women and their lives, laughs, struggles as they seek to become true to themselves in a world that has different expectations/sometimes hands them a raw deal.
Great performances by the three very different female leads. The rest of the cast is strong, too; again, with some great contrasts between characters
The story is told - or at least parts of it are - three times. Each time from the perspective of one of the three female leads. On the whole, this device works and is a useful reminder that whilst we only experience life from our perspective there are others that are equally valid.
It also reminded me, in a very different way, of Sliding Doors - the `what if' moments are more subtle but there are instances where if someone had arrived a moment earlier/later things might have been very different. And, that, of course, is very true to life. As, I think, is the whole film. The women and the issues they face feel `real' and could apply across a variety of ages, cultures and traditions.