Macondo

In case you were worried that 10- year-olds could put you in jail for no good reason, your concerns are completely valid.

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DIRECTOR: Sudabeh Mortezai

CAST: Ramasan Minkailov, AslanElbiev, KhedaGazieva

Macondo is a tale that traces the journey of a young boy (Ramasan Minkailov) who has to deal with important issues like being an immigrant and being the only and responsible male of his family apart from facing the challenges of adolescence.

The script is fresh and viable, offering a new perspective on the immigrant situation in a country as small as Austria. The director treats this issue with great sensitivity as she herself has had the experience of being an immigrant. She has also treated all the other themes of the film with a humourous undertone, but keeping the seriousness of the issue intact. The actors in the film have done justice to their respective characters, especially Ramasan, who portrays the sassy-mouthed and evolving character with sincerity.

However, the film feels slightly long drawn and the script could have been tighter. A lot of scenes that had no relevance to the plot of the film could have been avoided.

All those teenagers who feel like they are misunderstood, this film is a strong recommendation for them.

Watch the trailer of this wonderful film right here: