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Graham Martin Brown’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Not sure where all of these Genesis references are supposed to lead to, since the fratricide here is nothing like Cain and Abel. Nonetheless, this is a solid film that makes interesting points about land and laws. Osman has the deed to the land from where the water flows, giving him the right to inflict drought on his neighbors. Yet legal decisions typed up by local authorities are easily overturned, and Osman himself destroys all records of his brother’s communication from prison. So really, what strength do these papers have? Is the land bought with cash, or given by god? What does it mean to claim ownership over the blood of the Earth? I’m starting to sense a pattern within the world cinema project...