More views of - or before - Cambridge Film Festival 2017 (19 to 26 October)
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Despite the old, old mistake of being bitten by watching a trailer, one fell for what that of Menashe (2017) had to show one of the named principal character and his relations with his son and views on life and marriage - it just is not representative, and this film is not, as one might imagine, some sort of more genuine response or retort to the world that John Turturro and Woody Allen show us in the former's Fading Gigolo (2013)...
Yet, though not as frosty as Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) (which shares a theme of bereavement), all the emotional warmth is in the trailer - we're kept out of the title-character's mind till the stock-room scene, which, coming so late, achieves little ? :https://t.co/LTRm8OS23O https://t.co/1fEH6bUeaf— THE AGENT APSLEY (@THEAGENTAPSLEY) December 4, 2017
We cannot help agreeing with Eizik (Yoel Weisshaus) that Menashe (@MenasheLustig) 'is not a Mensch', but nor does Eizik seem to be either...— THE AGENT APSLEY (@THEAGENTAPSLEY) December 9, 2017
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Unless stated otherwise, all films reviewed were screened at Festival Central (Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge)