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A quest for young adult glee in BeirutAs "One of These Days" opens, a young woman crawls out the window of a rural house and makes her way toward Beirut. In a sense, Tabet's film aspires to depict a day in the life of contemporary Beirut youth.Yasmina then rings her best pal Maya (Manal Issa).Manal too has a character quirk – innocence – and an anxious anticipation of losing her virginity propels her through the film. The characters are also somewhat more diverse in socio-economic terms, but these gestures to contemporary reality don't make it a better film.If there is a coup in this film, it's its casting of Yumna Marwan and Manal Issa together.Virtuous as Maya is, Issa isn't given much opportunity to make her seem an adult figure.
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