Matching Jack directed by Nadia Tass was my first film at the 42nd International film festival of India. It was a film based on a true story. A film about a mother and her child. A film on her journey to save her child. A film about love and hope.
The premise and the writing carried a sense of simplicity even as it dealt with complex human conditions. The film was a bit too emotional for me but the heart of the film and the subtle humour all through its narrative made the watch an easy one.
The characters were made even more powerful by their effective portrayal is what I should mention. There is a great deal of promise in the premise of the film. It is one that would seem light to everyone but the woman who is actually inside the story.
The director was present at the screening and something which she mentioned then made me want to like the film maybe a tad more. She did not make the film in Hollywood and made it in Australia after a good deal of struggle since she did not want to compromise in the material she had.