Aroview: Thoroughly engrossing docudrama investigates the truth behind disgraced bestselling author Norma Khouri, who claimed to be a Jordanian campaigner against honour killing but was in fact a Jordanian-born Chicago real estate agent on the run from the FBI.
Even-handedly detailing the fallout from the author's factual inconsistencies, half-truths and outright lies, dir. Broinowski allows her credulity to be stretched by conniving Khouri's gift of the gab, eventually ending up on a fact-checking mission together in Jordan, where the lies pile on while the truth proves elusive. Blurring the line between fact and fiction, between director and subject, this is a thrillingly unpredictable, formally challenging example of documentary-making at its finest.
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5 stars (Exceptional) Brilliant. An insatiably curious and perverse director who has the nerve to follow this hugely morally ambivalent portrait of a Balzacian tycoon to its inexhaustible end without praise or blame. A truly mature film that respects your intelligence.~ravioliwonton