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Monday, November 28, 2005

"Yesterday" gets New York Times review
The Anant Singh film "Yesterday", a poignant story with Leleti Khumalo playing a mother living with AIDS and caring for her sick husband and young daughter, has received a glowing review in this morning's New York Times.

I really enjoyed the film myself, I think it succeeded in bringing AIDS to a personal level rather than one of statistics, and highlighted the stigmas and and social impact of the AIDS virus. The reviewer states that:
"Yesterday" is proof that even the saddest stories can be told simply, with intelligence and grace and without falling into mawkish bathos. It also happens to be beautifully made.

Read the full review here.