Frontier Blues (2009)



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Developed during his Cannes Film Festival Cinefondation residency, Babak Jalali's droll and empathetic first feature follows a quartet of characters who live in the frontier territories of his own homeland, northern Iran. With its absurdist humour, its resonant images of urban and desert existence and its gentle insight into its characters' idiosyncrasies, Frontier Blues marks a confident launch for an auspicious feature film career.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Babak Jalali
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All Critics (5)

It will warm your heart and stretch your mind at the same time, a goal that too many films no longer even see as being a goal.

Full Review… | August 3, 2010
This is London

Flat, plain and stretched out -- like the Gorgan countryside.

August 3, 2010
Little White Lies

Jalali's film takes everything slowly, giving us plenty of time to take in the barren landscape as we wait in vain for anything of significance to happen.

Full Review… | August 2, 2010
Radio Times

Frontier blues, indeed, but nothing you can sing along to.

Full Review… | July 30, 2010

Too little happens at too slow a pace to engross.

Full Review… | July 30, 2010
Empire Magazine

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