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Aro Favourite Yes


UK 2004, 100 minutes
Dir. Sally Potter
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Drama / Romance

Topics: Arthouse, Politics.


Aroview: Love and politics are brilliantly and inextricably entwined in this daringly original drama that sees a middle-aged American woman fall out of her lifeless marriage into a torrid affair with a Turkish kitchen-hand.

Doubling as a astute and timely statement about strained relations between the West and the Middle East, its vivid and erotically-charged love story is enhanced by a bold conceit in which the dialogue is composed entirely in rhyming couplets. That is works so assessibly is a tribute to a wholly intuitive director and her superb lead performers, Joan Allen and Simon Abkarian. Shirley Henderson also impresses in a supporting role, as a philosophical house cleaner delivering a series of restrained, yet eloquent soliloquies.

NZ International Film Festival 2005

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  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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