Raja Amari's Satin Rouge thankfully shies away from these clichéd moments of an adult's changing self-perception, especially since the main character is a woman and this is not a story often told. Possibly too self-consciously paced to evoke the well-balanced miniature progressions, the Tunisian film allows Lilia (Hiyam Abbas) to become slowly enraptured with the appeal of dancing through the guidance of veteran Salma (Hend El Fahem). While maintaining a laissez-faire single motherhood, each dimension of this subtly woven renewal story has a pleasantly simple purpose, instead of being a grocery list of the redundant when watching a character grow.
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