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Tiff 2011: ‘Lipstikka’ – an intimate and understated drama

9 September 2011 7:12 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Lipstikka

Written by Jonathan Sagall

Directed by Jonathan Sagall

Israel, 2011

Armed with understatement and nuance, director Jonathan Sagall has created in Lipstikka the sort of film that demands a careful viewing and prolonged digestion. I find myself writing this review several days after having seen the film—not out of laziness, but because I required the time to think it over. It’s the type of thing that, once ended, demands to be experienced a second time in order to be properly understood.

Lipstikka is through-and-through an intimate drama. It takes place in London (at the present) and is intercut with flashbacks (to London in the past and Ramallah further in the past). However, the real setting of the film is the emotional landscape between Lara (Clara Khoury, The Syrian Bride) and Inam (Nataly Attiya, Yom Yom), lifelong friends and erstwhile lovers (young Lara and Inam are played by Ziv Weiner and Moran Rosenblatt, »

- Dave Robson

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