I had expected this to be your typical third world poverty porn made to please your typical prestige festival goers/award voters, with all the ridiculousness that a story like "a 12 year-old suing his parents for giving birth to him" has to offer. But never could I have imagined that it would seriously end with an explicit statement on how poor people just should not be allowed to procreate because their inability to raise children in the ideal conditions is somehow nobody's fault but their own, like, fucking seriously???? What a thoroughly disgusting film, the acclaim is baffling, I can't imagine it appealing to anyone other than shameless card-carrying eugenicists, or those who feel so far removed from its setting that no reaction other than "Awww poor kids" is possible. Yes, poor kids, for being exploited as the posterboys of the vile message this piece of shit film wants to send, a message the world does not fucking need with all the bullshit we got going on already.
I'm done with Nadine Labaki, hope more female directors will emerge from the Middle East in the near future so people can stop gushing over this one.