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298 Ratings


Directed by Sally Potter
United States, United Kingdom, 2004
Drama, Romance


An American woman, trapped in a loveless marriage with a politician, meets a Middle-Eastern man living in exile. They begin a wild affair, despite a conflict between their illicit love and religious beliefs, and travel from London to Belfast, Beirut and Havana.

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Yes Directed by Sally Potter

Critics reviews

Alongside Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman (2017) and My Happy Family (Nana and Simon, 2017), Yes was also one of a number of films that provided mature explorations of what the face of female desire looks like on screen. Yes navigates this through sensual imagery and a bold colour palette but perhaps more radically, through talking.
September 20, 2017
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All the dialogue, which Potter wrote, is in rhyming iambic pentameter, ten syllables to a line, apart from a few direct declarations with eight syllables. Far from a gimmick, this is the ideal way to convey Potter’s poetic intelligence and her feelings about the contemporary world. Moreover, the dialogue is delivered with such skill by the actors that it remains expressive without ever seeming mannered or show-offy.
July 08, 2005
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