Watch: Maya 2018 123movies, Full Movie Online – December 2012. Two French reporters are released after months of captivity in Syria. One of them, Gabriel, is just shy of 30. A few months later. Once the joys and obligations of his homecoming have subsided, Gabriel realizes that he cannot rebuild his life in Paris. He leaves for India, for his childhood home in Goa. There, close to his roots, Gabriel hopes to be able to write the next page of his life. He meets Maya, his godfather’s daughter. She is 18. With her, Gabriel feels reborn..
Plot: The film follows a 30-year-old man named Gabriel, a French war reporter who was taken to hostage in Syria and then heads to India after months in captivity.
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The Wild, Exotic Heart of India
Just released from captivity in Syria, Gabriel abandons everything he knows, including his wife, to return to a childhood home in Goa, India. He is intent upon becoming something other than a victim and regaining a positive outlook on life. The beatings and torture Gabriel suffered pale in comparison to the guilt and helplessness he feels. Mixing with crowds along the ocean shore, the pulse of the dance clubs and the beautiful people within, tropical breezes, moped rides at night, the rising sun, and the wild, exotic heart of India, help him to heal. The clincher is Maya, the college-aged daughter of his godfather. Love is within reach, but Gabriel is hesitant. “You have to know what you want,” he dismissively tells the younger woman. That soft voice in the night calling out his name, is it Maya or the return of guilt and fear?
Maya is shot mostly on location in India. The country around Goa is beautiful and Hansen-Løve has a knack for including the landscape in the narrative. The acting and romantic chemistry are as hot as the country. I quite agree with the philosophy of Gabriel, immersing myself in nature and out of the ordinary terrains and people, to restore balance and well-being. Dialogue depth is lacking, but overall an intriguing and resplendent film. Mia Hansen-Løve is the director of Things to Come and Eden. Seen at the Toronto international film festival.
Pointless, and completely unbelievable travel posing
A great disappointment. This film follows a moping lost soul of a guy around after (we are supposed to believe, but I didn’t) he has been released from a kidnapping in Syria. The women are particularly-poorly drawn, and come across as mere accessories to his hedonistic pseudo-tragic tourism. The only character with any salt is his mother, a former hippy who at least breaks down as she drives away from her reunion with him, giving a hint of the more complex emotions that should be much more present if this was to be believable. The dialog is completely wooden, with diatribes about the destruction of Goa, when this film seems to be just as much a work of Indian travel porn. His relationship with the young girl Maya (practically young enough to be his daughter) is fairly well portrayed, but depressing in that it shows the damage that self-glorious men do without caring. Had it been believable that either of the journalists had actually seen much of the world (let alone endured a kidnapping), this film might have worked but it fell flat from the beginning.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Mia Hansen-Løve
Writer Mia Hansen-Løve
Actors Roman Kolinka, Aarshi Banerjee, Alex Descas
Country France, Germany
Awards 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Aaton super 16 with Zeiss Ultra Prime lenses, Arricam Cooke S4 series, Arricam LT
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm, Super 16 (Gabriel’s train travel across India)
Cinematographic Process 2 perf 35mm
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)