Like so many Iranian films about children, it’s all the more powerful because of the deceptively simple, non-judgmental way the tale is told. And the harsh, unsentimental portrait of family life effectively offsets its cute charm. This engaging, compelling allegory of deliverance and redemption becomes a damning indictment of Iranian patriarchal culture.
“Makhmalbaf's impeccable feature-film debut is a witty and precociously intelligent docudrama.” Sight & Sound
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