Faith in Film-vinneren Women Talking endelig på kino
Through an exceptionally well written manuscript, beautiful filming and with a strong ensemble of actors, we found ourselves drawn into the question of how to react to unjust and horrible acts of sexual violence in our very midst. Through the voices of a group of women, the film addresses the eternal religious question of vengeance, forgiveness, and salvation.
We as the audience, do not only bear witness to a story of a powerful female community, but also voices of change that reflect on today’s society on questions of misogyny, sexism, and human equality. The film manages to address these questions through a religious language, that is recognizable in religious as well as secular communities.
Instead of seeing these conversations as site specific space of Christian religion, the story introduces a world wherein the question of faith is not a question of good vs evil, but rather a question of change and new hope. Further, through the biblical references of Exodus, the story of the film carries with it a becoming. A becoming of a collective voice for a group of women. A becoming of a future that is known and unknown at the same time. A becoming of empowerment. The film thus, shows us that faith is a precarious state, that reflects both humanity as well as divinity towards the uncertain future that we call life.
Dear Audience, the winner of Faith in Film 2023 is, “Women Talking” by Sarah Polley.