Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2018. Go to TIFF 2018 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.
It’s been frequently on the news about war journalists in Syria being kidnapped with the threat of being decapitated on live televsion. MAYA, Mia Hansen-Love’s (LE PERE DE MES ENFANTS, EDEN) latest film has one such French journalist recently freed who travels to India on vacation to recuperate.
He meets MAYA, an Indian girl who opens his eyes back to life, though she is too young for him to start a love affair. The best segment of the film is his re-meeting of his mother who is working with foreign children, though detached from her own son. This the only serious musings on life by the director. Lighter fare. otherwise from Hansen-Love with lots of beautiful scenery of poverty stricken India.
The film does not really go anywhere as deep as her previous films but MAYA is still worth a look.