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Critic Reviews for Baran
The film is remarkable for the naturalistic acting of its cast, particularly the tender performances of the two leads, Hossein Abedini and Zahra Bahrami.
It stays with you in fleeting images of gazing faces, muddy footprints, small fires lit against the chill.
It reminds us of what a film can be when it's drawn from the heart of an artist who believes in the medium as something more than a product or commodity.
A mix of gritty realism, crisp storytelling and radiant compassion that effortlessly draws you in.
More timely than its director could ever have dreamed, this quietly lyrical tale probes the ambiguous welcome extended by Iran to the Afghani refugees who streamed across its borders, desperate for work and food.
Audience Reviews for Baran
It was a very interesting look at life in Iran. Little more can be said for it. The premise was rather obsurd. After hating the person who took his job, he finds out it is a woman and suddenly gives up everything for her. All this without ever saying anything to her. She of course, has no interest. The acting wasn't particularly good. The pace was okay, but nothing special to hold a person's interest.
Baran" is a simple, human, beautiful, touching, wonderful story. Exposing the situation of the Afghans refugees in Iran, after the Sovjet invasion, their civil war and the Taliban regime, this film also gives a lesson of humanity, sympathy and generosity. The actors and actresses have very realistic performances, showing an excellent direction and the character Baran does not speak any word along the story, using only her facial expression to disclose her inner feelings. And the sacrifice of Lateef to please the family of "Baran" shows a pure and platonic love. BARAN is another excellent film that qualifies as one more of the finest Iranian dramas. Off course from Majid Majidi. Who else?
Here's an interesting movie by Majid Majidi. The story plot centralizes around young Lateef, a seventeen year old, who one day meets an Afghan worker named Rahmat. Rahmat takes the place of his father at a construction site in the city, and for a while Lateef treats him cruelly. Until one day, he realizes that Rahmat is truly Baran. He begins to fall in love with her. Hossein Abedini and Zahra Bahrami stars. Worth seeing!
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