Most films and television use the court room to deliver drama, tension and excitement. Court portrays the dullness and tedious procedural nature of real life. The film is slow (although well shot) to the point that every passing minute rips away another piece of patience. Early on I realised that film would probably end on a overly long held static shot that would irritate me. It did, but that was not the final scene and another entirely superfluous ten minutes destroyed what little good feelings towards the film that remained.
It is a well made film but in no way pleasurable, almost exactly the opposite of ChickLit which opened the festival.March 03, 2016 at 10:08PM