I Still Hide to Smoke

I Still Hide to Smoke ★★★½

À mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer is one of the more unique films I have seen in a while. The movie is very hectic and feels overwhelming almost the entire time, however, I believe this was the exact intent of the movie: to immerse you into the lives of these women and feel the chaos that they, specifically Fatima, feel. The movie takes place solely in the hammam and therefore we see a very certain way that these women live, but we find out about their lives outside of the hammam through their dialogue. I was very interested in learning about the culture of Islam and how women are treated and how they act with each other, and this film does very well in displaying these elements. I found myself having to look up many things that they talked about in the film and I realized how little I knew about this culture. I found the cinematography of the film very captivating as well and the use of color was quite interesting. Overall, I started out a little confused and was not sure how I would like the film, but ended up really enjoying it and finding certain qualities very enjoyable. 

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