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From the first shot you can see all the drama that rests on this documentary and on the shoulders of Filipino maids: a woman cleans the floor of the bathroom to tears; the camera remains distant. OVERSEAS by Korean director Sung-A Yoon is a film about the truth, or rather, the truth of fiction. "In the Philippines, in a training center for domestic work, the ready to go candidates are preparing for the nostalgia and ill-treatment that might await them overseas" (from the Locarno Film Festival website). The director manages to perfectly balance the fears, tales and mise-en-scène of the protagonists by constantly shifting the viewer between the feeling of detachment and empathy. OVERSEAS is the true revelation of this Locarno Film Festival.
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