About Naptha

by Léo Soesanto

Last time he came to La Semaine de la Critique with Real Gods Require Blood (2017), Moin Hussain already made an impression with the way he turned what is mundane into something supernatural, unescapable, like a slow-motion fall. Similarly, Naphta - on an even more personal note - draws us and its characters into an intimate science-fiction film that Steven Spielberg would not spurn. Dreams, memories and home movies are the token of long-repressed estrangement, a longing for home that all migrants share – beyond the sea and beyond the stars.

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