Is "Fever Dream" (what a terrible English title!) a fable about borderless motherhood love or environmental warning? Is it a nightmarish horror about a soulless child or a power of prejudice? From the very first minutes, Claudia Llosa masterfully envelopes her new film into hypnotizing psychological thriller
The concentration camp experience is not an easy task to transfer to the screen, and "Dara of Jasenovac" does it pretty successfully. The mix of shocking events, human courage, and the routine greatly brought together. Predrag Antonijevic powerfully uses Christianity imaginaries to feature some original and heart-breaking moments.
Though "Dara from Jasenovac" is not clear of manipulative moves, one would expect a film about a little girl in a concentration camp has, it captures and brings you through the horrific and the lowest point in humans history.
Although "Sisterhood" doesn't stand out from most recent coming-of-age films about leaked videos, friendship, bullying, and parents' negligence, it's still a solid drama with excellent performances by young actresses, a good script, and tense editing. Some points in the film, like adults' attitude to what is going on with teens (or accurately lack of it) or a few undeveloped subplots (like Maya's relationship with her dad), may raise questions about its reliability. Nevertheless, "Sisterhood" manages to keep attention and interest, empathizing Maya's struggle throughout its whole time.