To Get to Heaven, First You Have to Die
Time Out says
Jamshed Usmonov employs a tense, deliberately mysterious, at times Bressonian, narrative, talking to the audience through his actors’ faces and expressions. His cinematographer, Pascal Lagriffoul, is left to give context through the way he shoots the series of lonely bus stops and factory floors of Dushanbe. At heart this is a three-hander, and Maruf Pulodzoda is also impressive as a jilted husband with murderous intent alongside Dinara Drukarova as his long-suffering, grief-stricken wife.
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