If you are looking for a film with a quick resolution featuring an already oft-seen story with predictable themes, twists and turns -- look elsewhere. Eran Riklis' latest 'Shelter' will not provide you with the thrills you seek. But for those of us who need a little thinking with our entertainment, 'Shelter' unfolds at its own pace, to become a manifesto of women's strength in these #MeToo times, and provides a sultry, subdued story that makes watching Riklis' film a true delight.
The outstanding thing about the work of the Israeli filmmaker who brought us such gems as 'Lemon Tree', 'The Syrian Bride', 'Zaytoun' and more recently 'A Borrowed Identity' is that Riklis takes his time to weave his tales. We the audience, carry our own responsibility when watching a film and at no time is this more apparent than during 'Shelter'. As with most of Riklis' previous work, his latest film demands of us the patience to allow the story to unfold, because the director's intentions are always big, beautiful and fair. Read More