Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

22 September 2016

Difret

This movie out of Ethiopia – from director Zeresenay Mehari – was well intentioned but clunky. If this movie were about the kind of great work that this center for women lawyers could do, it would be much much better, but the film is more about justice in the abstract, and discusses an issue (the rape and forced marriage of a teenage girl) on which most of us can agree. And in that case, it doesn't feel like much of a movie.