Buda as sharm foru rikht (Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame) Reviews

November 3, 2020
Gives us hope. [Full review in Spanish]
September 26, 2016
Like Bjork's character, Selma, in Lars von Trier's Dancer In The Dark, Bakhtay is so heart-crushingly innocent that it rips your heart out to see her hurt. She, like Selma, is too clueless to help herself.
February 23, 2012
An erratic and obvious fable on how girls and boys contend with hefty matters of war, education and the decent treatment of others.
April 8, 2011
Stretching this to feature length was a sad detraction from a clever and emotionally effective story.
March 10, 2011
Vividly depicting the struggles of life in Afghanistan, 19-year-old filmmaker Makhmalbaf uses a story about young children to explore much bigger issues. The film is scruffy and simple, but packs a powerful punch.
July 26, 2008
Although this film has got a very serious point to make, Hana Makhalbaf has an enviable lightness of touch and always remembers to keep the story front and centre.
July 25, 2008
An emotionally engaging, impressively directed drama with a remarkable performance from Nikbaht Noruz.
July 25, 2008
It may be naively done, but it still packs a punch.
July 25, 2008
As the brave moppet, Nikbakht Noruz is tremendous.
July 25, 2008
Throughout, Makhmalbaf juggles extraordinary scenes of observation and tension, filling the screen with indelible imagery...
July 25, 2008
Builds up an overwrought symbolism that fails to hit the mark dramatically.
July 25, 2008
What the film says about contemporary Afghanistan is unclear, other than life is tough -- tougher if you're a woman, tougher still if you're a girl.
July 22, 2008
Provides a heartfelt portrait of the desperate conditions endured by children in today's Afghanistan.
July 22, 2008
Startling and original, Makhmalbaf's film draws some frightening conclusions about the effect of war on young minds.
July 22, 2008
The symbolism can be heavy-handed, but the inexperienced actors are engaging.