Satin Rouge

2002, Movie, NR, 91 mins

Satin Rouge
Vividly photographed in shimmering colors and driven by a propulsive score, writer-director Raja Amari's feature debut, about a lonely, proper widow who gets in touch with her inner belly dancer, has been described as a Tunisian variation on the overwrought melodramas of Douglas Sirk.

Since the death of her husband, seamstress Lilia (Hiam Abbass) has devoted herself to her teenaged daughter Salma (Hend El Fahem). When Salma is at school, Lilia cleans house, shops and watches television, wrapped in shapeless housedresses and emotionally cocooned by her joyless daily routine. Lilia worries about Salma, who often stays out late; Salma says she's studying with h...

Released: 2002 Rated: NR Length: 91 mins

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