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  • Summary: A dramatic mother-daughter portrait set in Tel Aviv.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Yedaya's prizewinning debut film is acted and directed with uncommon psychological realism.
  2. 88
    Like mother, like daughter best sums up Or (My Treasure), a raw drama.
  3. Yedaya is respectful and sensitive of everyone in Or's life and creates a beautiful, complex and rich relationship between mother and daughter, loving and protective of each other, but not of themselves.
  4. Insofar as they're implicitly the spoils of war, this movie seems to be meditating on the whys and hows of the spoiling process -- raising more questions than can possibly be answered, and in this sense, at least, far from dogmatic.
  5. A work of exceptional subtlety and is all the more captivating and heart-rending for being so.
  6. 60
    The scoreless Or (My Treasure) consists solely of stationary shots that, while sometimes awkwardly composed, build in organic momentum and bracing detail.
  7. 30
    Doggedly refusing artifice as if cinematic beauty were a filthy capitalist plot, Yedaya drowns her characters in realist grit, a colorless screenplay and no score to speak of, rendering this open book of a movie alienating in all the wrong ways.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. AlanG.
    Jan 21, 2006
    daring, moving tale of mother and daughter struggles of survival in and out of the world of prostitution and drugs. difficult to watch at times like reality sometimes is... Expand