Saad’s is a bleak film, as claustrophobic and oppressive as the unyielding blue that smothers each frame, and brave enough not to sacrifice honesty on the altar of catharsis.
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Saad has an absolutely sure hand in directing Badhon and guiding her into higher octaves of the role as the drama grows and grows.
The film derives a magnetic continuity, and an unsettling range of dynamics, from Haque Badhon’s performance
Saad’s sharp psychological character study doesn’t provide the cathartic ending audiences might crave. The perspective is too cold, too ambiguous to give such easy answers. The film, instead, serves as a showcase for Badhon and a platform to examine the limits of unbendable ethics in a sexist culture.