The World Unseen

3 out of 5 stars
Shamim Sarif seems to have made the same movie twice: She has two sapphic-themed films out this month, both of which feature the same lead actors. The first, The World Unseen (I Can’t Think Straight bows November 21), takes place in early apartheid-era South Africa and follows the burgeoning romance between Miriam (Ray) and Amina (Sheth). The pair meet in a diner that becomes a kind of locus amoenus, a place to cry freedom. The women have a definite spark, but a hetero couple’s interracial flirtation is swiftly dispatched, rendering them little more than clunky counterpoints to the distaff duo.


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