Luxor (2020) Movie Review

Luxor is a slow moving romance.

Luxor poster

Director: Zeina Durra

Writer: Zeina Durra (Screenplay)

Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Michael lands, Shereen Reda, Karim Saleh, Ahmed Talaat, Janie Aziz

Plot: When British aid worker Hana returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she meets former lover Sultan. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.

Runtime: 1 Hour 25 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Luxor starts see British Aid Worker Hana (Riseborough) return to Luxor for a break. When she meets up with her former lover Sultan (Saleh). Meanwhile she gets to experience the past once again, looking back on her life and where it is now.

She is left in an impossible position of being proud of what she did with her life and lost about what could have been with Sultan and her life in general.

Thoughts on Luxor

Luxor is a reflective movie that will look to show the struggles life offers, when you start to wonder if you made the right choices or not. The pace lets everything take its time looking back through life. Showing what could have been and what should have been for the best, might not have been what they wanted.

This pace will hold the film back, because it will end up with not much happening. Leading us down a path of everything just dragging along. The romance never feeling as genuine as the film would like it to be and leaving us wanting a lot more from the film. The performances are solid enough, without them needing to do anything to make anything standout on any other levels for us.

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