(Boaz Yakin, US 2020, 116 min.)
“It’s not what a movie is about it, it’s how it is about it.” This quote from Roger Ebert was never more true than in this surprising romance. The familiar story finds Eden and Aviva striking up a cross-Atlantic online relationship before Aviva moves to the United States and the relationship gets serious. The telling upends the story by casting two people in each part, one man and one woman, and showing the couple in every combination of gender. Each is a trained dancer and, in addition to dialogue, the characters express their feelings through movement, from joy to sorrow, to loneliness. Formerly a member of the Batsheva Dance Company, Bobbie Jene Smith provides the choreography and plays half of Eden in this striking, dramatic film.
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