I've just read the review of "Inheritance" and it has left me rather confused. I'm even wondering if we've seen the same movie!
Why would people assume that the stance in a film about a Palestinian family living in an Israeli village would first and foremost be political?
I've recently heard Hiam Abbass say that because she was from the Middle East some people expected her to use Middle Eastern music exclusively and not the harp that she loves. Same point, right?
I thought it was an intelligent and emotional film where each and every character had substance, where issues were not as clear-cut as previously said, where human relations were a bit more complicated than in soap operas, an association I cannot even begin to understand.
And why on earth compare it to "Four Weddings & A Funeral"? There is not the slightest thing I can think of that would make someone want to talk of both in the same sentence except for the wedding part obviously. And don't get me wrong, I thought "Four Weddings" was a great movie.
Then again, "Inheritance" found such an echo in me that I must be biased let's admit it.
Anyway, reader, if you have the opportunity, do go see "Inheritance". I do think Hiam Abbass is an intelligent and sensible woman whose first film shows us how well she knows the human mind and the human heart...and not only those in the Middle East.
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