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'Felix & Meira': EW review

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Felix & Meira

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
105 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/17/15
performer:
Martin Dubreuil, Hadas Yaron, Luzer Twersky
director:
Maxime Giroux
genre:
Drama, Romance

We gave it a B

The odd couple at the crux of this whisper-quiet romance are a gloomy atheist (Martin Dubreuil) and a married Hasidic Jew (Hadas Yaron) who’s suffocating under the mores of her religion, including her requisite mullet wig. Quebecois director Maxime Giroux mistakes long, wordless scenes of characters gazing at each other for tenderness, but he imaginatively uses gospel music as the forbidden food of love: Just as the couple are about to kiss for the first time, he cuts to dazzling 1964 footage of Sister Rosetta Tharpe singing “Didn’t It Rain.” B

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