Lion’s Den (Leonera)

Lion’s Den (Leonera) is a long couple of hours that would comfortably into fit half an hour. Mostly shot in a not-quite-documentary style it mostly observes its pregnant protagonist as she enters a not so bad prison where she has her son under the watchful eye of some quite nice prison guards.

There are occasional moments — like the opening murder scene and plenty of lesbianism and nude shower scenes for anyone who feels a need to cover up their liking of that sort of thing by pretending to drawn to foreign cinema (and doesn’t know how to find porn online) — but they are not enough to redeem the movie, which never gives us a reason to care.

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