WIFF | FILMS

EYE ON JULIET

Review

Director:

Emil Ben-Shimon

Genre:

Drama

Country:

Canada/France/Morocco

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2017

Language:

English/ArabicĀ 

Runtime:

96 Minutes

Description:

Eye on Juliet is a distinctive romance set in a time of surveillance, terrorism and prejudice. Detroit-based Gord works for a surveillance company that monitors, using robots, a pipeline halfway around the world in Northern Africa. One night, lonely and depressed following a brutal split with his girlfriend, Gord notices a young woman, Ayusha, sitting alone in the dunes waiting to meet her lover. Entranced by their devotion and his sudden access to a foreign land, Gord begins following them out of curiosity, boredom, and a forlorn attempt to recover his faith in a better future.

The film's heart is the unusual bond that transcends the characters' limited experience, pointing out that geography is a lesser barrier than fear, isolation and bigotry.

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