Variety | ‘Marija’ Review


At a time when right-wing politicians across Europe and America are stoking anti-immigrant sentiment in the general population, even the most classically straightforward study of outsider life can gain an urgent, of-the-moment resonance. So it is with “Marija,” a crisp, unfussy, morally nuanced portrait of a Ukrainian migrant worker doing what she must — and possibly what she shouldn’t — to get by on the unforgiving streets of Dortmund, Germany.

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