Filmfestivalen 2016

Filmfestivalen 2016

Film, film, film....

Another epic journey is coming up! I plan to go to such varied and diverse places as Colombia, Parallell Paris, India and Iran, and even travel through time, space and dreams. It's a cineastic journey, though. My flights will be the lobby, my accommodation will be the comfy chairs and my tour guides will be movie directors. It's time, again, for Göteborg Film Festival!

Muhammad: The Messenger of God - Mastodontfilm by Majid Majidi

GalaPosted by Martin 2016-03-11 17:30

Muslims like to claim that their go-to-guy was an actual person, who actually lived. That might be true, I have no reason to doubt that. The film, however, claims to be an actual representation of historical events and depicting the real life of young-to-adolescent Mo. Then, lay off the magic, please! With islam's poor track record of self-distance, and the film's own claims of being honest and true, suspension of disbelief becomes a problem when hocus-pocus abounds.

I'm certain that if one could just ignore the self-seriousness and the absurd claims, this film could be an entertaining one. If they shortened it from three hours down to two, and added som events, characters, conflicts and, you know, entertainment. I just came here for the comments.

Failed the Bechdel test

2 drawings of 6

https://festival.giff.se/events/muhammad-the-messenger-of-god

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3921314/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1