Eye For Film >> Movies >> Easter Eggs (2011) Film Review
Reviewed by: Andrew Robertson
Yugoslavia, the 1970s - he is a soldier, a good Communist, a racist and a bully too. She is a dutiful housewife and a secret Catholic. Today is Easter - today is a day like any other day - today is still Easter.
She and the children celebrate, Easter Eggs are hidden, then hidden again when he comes home unexpectedly. Not without drama, not without charm, this is a touching little piece of rebellion and acceptance. There are some great moments; the mother's little smile when she explains to her son that "It's not Tito, it's Jesus" is a particular highlight. Also the staging - the lighting of scenes with and without the father is perfect. There are opportunities for symbolism aplenty.
All the performances are good, Slobodan Karajlovic's direction confident, his writing with Jelena Svilar seems note-perfect. Told from a child's point of view, this is a story that is at once simple and full of import - a real treat.Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2012
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