About Ma Shelo Nishbar (If it Ain't Broke)

by Léo Soesanto

"One doesn’t know anybody if not through friendship," wrote Saint Augustine. If it ain’t broke… corroborates, both for the characters and the audience. The latter is delighted, moved, dumbfounded by the portrait of two girlfriends made even more intimate by the absence of tricks on behalf of director Elinor Nechemya, who pays close attention to the setting, the empty spells and gestures. To quote the filmmaker, "these women are clearly there to save each other, they are opinionated and passionate women who are at the same time weak and filled with guilt and shame." An epitome of sisterhood that encompasses both the sun and moon.