Miral: Film Review
Freida Pinto stars in director Julian Schnabel's dramatic but uneven exploration of the lives of four Palestinian women during the years of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
VENICE -- Sure to excite curiosity thanks to the reputation of director Julian Schnabel ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly") and its controversial topicality, "Miral" dramatically but unevenly explores the lives of four Palestinian women during the years of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Although too schematic and unfocused to garner much critical support, it has the kind of direct simplicity that could reach out to historically challenged audiences -- a category that includes most people -- and politically minded festival juries.
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