Afterthoughts on Sinema Export! Sanif Olek’s Love Trilogy
Sinema’s Showoff! series has of late been playing to maximum capacity, and despite of occasional weak films, this is a platform to raise the profile of budding filmmakers.
I am ashamed to say I have never heard of Sanif Olek prior to the event, and after watching those three shorts, it occurred to me how incredibly talented and underrated he is.
I won’t be reviewing the films because Jeremy has already done so previously, but what struck me was how unapologetic Sanif was in setting his faith as the theme and backdrop of several of his films.
Sanif managed to use faith not only as an instrument for his characters’ process of self discovery, but also rather deftly taps on religion to elicit laughs.