The Source (La source des femmes)
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
The Source (La source des femmes)
The story takes place in current times, in a small village somewhere between North Africa and the Middle East. The women fetch water from a mountaintop spring in the blazing sun. They've done that since the beginning of time. Leila, a young bride, urges the women to launch a love strike: no more cuddling, no more sex until the men run water into the village. -- (C) Cannes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The good intentions are obvious, but a bit more crunch is sorely needed."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"The sheer injustice at the heart of an overlong tale still creates an automatic sympathy for the women, sisters in a way to the women in Made In Dagenham."
‑ Allan Hunter, The List
"A whimsical tale of women, water and wedlock, with precious little direction, drive or purpose."
‑ Daniel Green, Little White Lies
"The mix of female empowerment and Middle eastern colour is kept just on the right side of schmaltzy by firecracker turns from Le´la Bekhti as the headstrong strike-leader and Biyouna as a formidable widower."
‑ Carmen Gray, Total Film
"This populist parable draws intriguing battle lines between the sexes, but then forgets what it was supposed to be fighting about."
‑ Steve Rose, Guardian
"Often rather moving..."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Radu Mihaileanu's update of Lysistrata with overtones of the Arab Spring never settles on a consistent tone; as a result, serious moments lack force and lighter moments feel hollow."
‑ Raphael Abraham, Financial Times
More reviews for The Source (La source des femmes) on Rotten Tomatoes