Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cannes 2015: 'Alias Maria' Review

Alias María takes us to the jungles of Colombia for the story a 13-year-old soldier who must hide her pregnancy from her tyrannical commanders. Director José Luis Rugeles Gracia's social drama works better as a condemnation of a culture and an ongoing war -- it's less stirring as a piece of taut storytelling. Still, it's hard to shake these characters' desperate circumstances. My review is up at Screen International.