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By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Emigrant drama has some strong language, sexual references.

Movie NR 2020 85 minutes
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A reflective, almost dreamlike delicacy floats throughout this beautifully shot drama that integrates the emigrant experience with a personal search for understanding. More tension can be found in the stark contrast between the bustling cityscapes and the stillness and silence of Kit's hotel room than much of the rest of Monsoon, which shows a brave restraint in its lingering shots and unrushed narrative. That we are only gifted one side of Kit's FaceTime conversations only adds to the sense of displacement and isolation so well crafted by director Hong Khaou alongside Golding's pared-down performance.

The locations are so vividly brought to life that there is almost a travelogue feel, the audience discovering the cities and history alongside the main character. While the narrative doesn't offer much in terms of emotional highs or, in fact, a particularly strong resolution, this just serves to reflect the nature of Kit's experience and his search to fully understand things that may never be resolved.

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