A 2008 romance film adapted from a same name novel about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of events causes her to ... See full summary »
Sureel is a first generation Indian American college graduating senior music major who's controlling father still believes that he is pre-med. His desires in life conflict with both his ... See full summary »
A coming of age piece: an exploration of love, relationships, and sexuality. The story revolves around a married college Professor who unexpectedly falls in love with one of her female ... See full summary »
Talented but perennially down-on-their-luck, Lester Niles, a struggling African American comedian, and Tony Chang, a struggling Asian American actor, are best friends in Hollywood pondering the age-old question, "Why Am I Doing This?"
Brought together by music, two high school girls, Samantha and Taylor, begin a secret romantic affair. But when Taylor?s mom corners the girls, Taylor seems unwilling to protect the ... See full summary »
J. Michael Vargas
Sarah Kathleen Rosen,
Have you ever fallen in love with your best friend? Jamie is moving in 2 weeks from Chicago to New York hoping to become a Broadway actress. Her best friend Jessica is bummed because she's ... See full summary »
Cheyenne, a journalist, decides to leave Paris after being laid off and to settle down in the middle of nowhere, far from the society she hates.The trouble is that she leaves Sonia, her ... See full summary »
Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di mare, presents a ... See full summary »
I love movies that surprise you, that make you forget that you are in a theater; movies that pull you into the story and won't let you go, movies that make you care. Three Veils, a new film by writer/director Rolla Selbak, does all that and more.
Three Veils is the story of three young Muslim women whose lives unexpectedly intersecting as they deal with issues of identity, tradition, and spirituality. To the outside world, they seem to be typical young college students dealing with the challenges of growing up and finding ones place in the world. But each girl has a story; a secret that they butt up against and can't seem to get over. The audience is given a privileged peek behind each veil and what we see draw us in. Dealing with a tragic past, an uncertain future and a forbidden desire, these women use humor and tenderness to deal with the heartbreak and find that leaning on each other is their key to surviving.
In the end, as you are wiping away the tears which you hadn't even realized were forming, you realize that Selbak has accomplished that rare cinematic feet of making her audience care. We realize we could be anyone of these women, we each have our own veil we live behind and we all just want to be seen.
Three Veils is a heartfelt and daring movie with just the right amount of humor sprinkled in. Talented script writing combined with powerful acting make this a movie you don't want to miss.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?