Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Some 3 out of 4 star ratings for "Muksin", by some French press and magazines.

3 star
Originally uploaded by yasmin the storyteller
No, that was not a typo error. In France, they do spell "Mukhsin" without the 'h'.

In any case, here are some ratings which I can be truly happy and grateful about, along with brief excerpts from the respective reviews.

Thank you, God.

CAHIERS DU CINEMA (review by Axel Zeppenfeld) - 3 out of 4 stars. "The clever use of music, along with the magnificent performance of the young actor who played Muksin, contribute to the rare joyousness expressed in the film."

POSITIVE (review by Hubert Niogret) - 3 out of 4 stars. "Well composed, with precision mise en scene, a story told without condescendence or indulgence."

OUEST FRANCE (review by the editors) - 3 out of 4 stars. "A chronical that came out of the blue, which went beyond the usual postcard exoticism of its country of origin. A film different, by virtue of its tenderness and sincerity."

LE MONDE (review by Jacques Mandelbaum) - 3 out of 4 stars. "While brushing a tableau of morals of her social environment, Yasmin Ahmad paints a story of first love with an elegance that does not avoid the languid, yet offering also moments of grace."

TELECINEOBS (review by Xavier Leherpeur) - 3 out of 4 stars. "An account of a past that was carefree and of the emergence of a romance, in which the director presents a picture of her country and its contradictions. A success."

MCINEMA.COM (review by Olivier Pelisson) - 3 out of 4 stars. "An ode to life. With its cleverly designed soundtrack and mise en scene, Mukhsin is a vision fulfilled. Sheer charm."