COPILOT (Berlinale 2021) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Anne Zohra Berrached constructs a powerful, moving love story where politics hovers inescapably around the edges as young lovers struggle against external factors to find a way through together. The electricity between her two leads grants the film its emotional core. While their individual performances are admirable, it is the many scenes in which they appear together that light up the screen. Copilot is a captivating political love story, where all that is pure and good lies in precarious tension with a world gone mad.

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