A Good Wife
Directed by Mirjana Karanović
When 50-year-old Milena finds out about the terrible past of her seemingly ideal husband, while simultaneously learning of her own cancer diagnosis, she begins an awakening from the suburban paradise she has been living in.
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★★★½ review by Anthony Kellaris on Letterboxd
Strong Serbian Sopranos vibes.. if it was a melodrama from Carmela's perspective and Tony was a war criminal. I'm into it.
★★★½ review by L Ding on Letterboxd
There is something that I love about capturing the mundanity of suburbia which I think is where this film shines. The routine that Melina has when she cleans the house is just beyond beautiful.
There are definitive moments when I lost interest and moments when characters could have been fleshed out to give this story some real weight.
However, that one scene when her son gives her washing instructions absolutely captivated me, (apologies mum for all the times I have done this to you)
★★★★ review by Derion on Letterboxd
A good wife is the one who doesn't ask questions, who doesn't know much, who is not interested to know more, who doesn't challenge her husband and friends.
A bad wife is the one who is interested to know the truth, even when it hurts the most, because she wants her soul to be pure.
This is a very brave and very important film, coming from a director/actor that most likely did have a problem with jingos and ultranationalists from her country, Serbia, who really do not want to know the truth about their own dark past (from the 1990s).
★★★½ review by Avi Hanner on Letterboxd
i didn't know who Mirjana Karanović was before this film - but she is clearly an amazing woman
★★★½ review by Rolmar Baldonado on Letterboxd
A brave performance and moving personal drama from Serbian writer-actress-director Mirjana.
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