A BANQUET (TIFF 2021) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Dominated by a lush chiaroscuro that sucks us in like an aesthetically pleasing black hole, as a world-building exercise A Banquet is fearless in how it weaves themes of grief, identity, care and faith together into an elaborate portrait of three women bound together by crisis. An engrossing portrait of trauma, hope, and the shared delusion of love, A Banquet is unshakable, a film that continues to worm its way deeper into our consciousness long after the end credits roll.

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