[Marxism] Yomeddine; The Third Wife | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue May 14 14:35:40 MDT 2019


Under consideration are two films made by NYU film school graduates that 
are flawed but worth seeing. Opening at the IFC in NY and the Laemmle on 
May 31st, “Yomeddine” (Arabic for Judgement Day) is an Egyptian road 
movie made by Abu Shawky about the quest of Besha, a 40 year-old garbage 
dump recycler who lives in a leper colony, to find the father who 
abandoned him when he was 10 years old. Besha is played by Rady Gamal, a 
severely disfigured, non-professional leprosy survivor. Opening tomorrow 
at the Film Forum in NY, “The Third Wife” was made by Ash Mayfair, who, 
despite her name, grew up in Vietnam. It is based on the story of the 
arranged marriage of both her grandmother and great-grandmother and 
specifically the great-grandmother’s experience in a polygamous marriage 
in 19th century Vietnam.

full: https://louisproyect.org/2019/05/14/yomeddine-the-third-wife/



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