2006, Movies

Adama Meshuga’at aka Sweet Mud (2006, Dror Shaul)

This is an affecting coming of age drama about what it was like to grow up on an Israeli Kibbutz in the seventies with a single mother. All the performances are strong and they help take the very loose narrative to a greater level of pathos. I can’t imagine what it would have been like living in one of these pseudo-utopian communities where, surprise surprise, people continue to be people and xenophobia (or, rather, the general disregard for the “other”) is allowed to run rampant. Well worth watching.
8/10

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