Bashu, the Little Stranger (Bashu, gharibeye koochak) Reviews
"Bashu" is special, important, soulful, educational, touching and not to be missed by anyone who even mildly likes film. Aside from the cinematography acting as a medium and taking the viewer into the world of rural Iran, director Bahram Beizai uses supernatural touches to move the audience. Sussan Taslimi is tough and beautiful, the children in the film are delicious, the elders of the village are real, hateful, human. Very little dialogue moves the story along, another feature that makes this film watchable. The piece is shot with trust and slowness that you can bathe in the surroundings without having to feel that you are on a mystery hunt. There is mystery of course and not all of it is explained. It certainly is not a Hollywood movie. It is not even a European movie. it is simply, A MUST SEE MOVIE.
Aside from the cinematography, director Bahram Beizai used supernatural touches to move the audience. Sussan Taslimi was tough and beautiful; the children acting in the film were amazing, the elders of the village were real, hateful, and could be human too.
Very little dialogue moved the story along and the story was shot with trust and slowness. There was mystery of course and not all of it was explained.
This was a very moving film, most Persian movies are and I recommend to anyone.