Paskaljevic turns the lens on refugees through his film ‘Despite the Fog’
| Sunday | 8th December, 2019
Gopika IS ByExpress News ServiceTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Though ‘Despite the Fog’ by Goran Paskaljevic is a film that primarily addresses the issues faced by refugees in Italy, it ends up delving into the details of the mental health of a woman who lost her son and fell into depression.
The couple, Paolo and Valeria, after they take in the orphan refugee boy Muhammed, is faced with backlash from neighbours.
Even from Valeria, there are unconscious reflections of her prejudice against refugees while she deals with Muhammed as a loving mother.
She also unconsciously tries to make Muhammed a replacement for her son Marco who is no more.
If Valeria’s mental health was addressed with more importance in the beginning, the ending might not have left viewers puzzled.
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