LUDI (SXSW 21) – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Ludi immerses viewers in one day in the life of a weary immigrant working for her slice of the American dream. But like its exhausted protagonist, the narrative ultimately runs out of steam. Ludi’s struggles and weariness are relatable, and Mompremier is so likeable that when Ludi finally reaches her limits, we can’t help but feel sympathy. Ludi eventually learns that she needs to care for herself as well as others, but the film’s momentum unfortunately needs TLC.

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