Level 16 (2019)

Amari Allah

Review By

Danishka Esterhazy

Directed by

Danishka Esterhazy

March 1, 2019

Written By

Released (Video On Demand)


In Belarus, a school for young ladies grooms them to be perfect and docile girls. But as two girls, Vivien and Sophia become too curious, they might upend the system.

Noted  Characters and Cast

Ms. Brixil (Sara Canning), Dr. Miro (Peter Outerbridge), Vivien (Katie Douglas), Sophia (Celina Martin), Alex (Vladimir Tsyglian) and Ava (Alexis Whelan)

Review Summary

When it comes to "Level 16," you can see there is an effort to present a message about the standards and expectations of women.

Review Summary

Also, how certain women aligning with the patriarchy allows the cycle of oppression and indoctrination to continue.

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But, while "Level 16" can seem deep, you may not find it to be, since it leaves its audience to develop its messages and themes.

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Also, it should be noted that most of the characters lack engaging storylines and their personalities show only the extent they have been indoctrinated.

Who Is this For?

If you are fine with films that pursue the "Our audience is smart enough for us to not have to overtly elaborate" method, you might enjoy "Level 16."