SATIN ROUGE (Raja Amari, 2002)

Drawing upon various metaphors for the divided existence that Arab women are forced into because of Arab culture’s insistence that women deny their sexuality, Tunisian writer-director Raja Amari’s charming, interesting Red Satin follows Lilia (Israeli Palestinian Hiyam Abbas, rock-solid) on her odyssey of integration and self-discovery. Since becoming a widow, housewife Lilia has focused on […]