Maya (2018)
First screened in September 2018
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve. Cast: Roman Kolinka, Aarshi Banerjee, Alex Descas, Pathy Aiyar, Suzan Anbeh, Judith Chemla, Johanna ter Steege, François Loriquet, Jean Rolin, Patricia Boulogne, Sandrine Dumas, Violaine Gillibert. Screenplay: Mia Hansen-Løve.

Twitter Capsule: Depiction is not endorsement, but both the character and the film use India, personified by a young woman, in easy, lazy ways.

Second Capsule: Hansen-Løve tries to temper pure cliché with a pensive, mature tone, but from writing to editing the film capitulates to its worst impulses.

VOR:   As much as Hansen-Løve has earned generosity over time, she (like many before her) maybe didn't have a story to tell about India or post-war PTSD.

Photo © 2018 Les Films Pélleas

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

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