VIFF 2019: Belonging


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      A short movie that feels long, it begins with a reading of the confession signed by a boyfriend of the filmmaker's aunt, who went to prison for helping to murder her own mother. Belonging then painstakingly reenacts not the crime but the commonplace romantic meeting between the unlikely killers.

      Burak Çevik's intentionally stoical direction defies emotional involvement, but something about his film's flat irony creeps under your skin.