Son of Babylon (Ibn Babil) Reviews

November 6, 2018
A hugely rewarding cinematic experience with much to admire from the haunting music of Kad Achouri, the superb performances of Yasser Talib as the 12-year-old Ahmed and Shazada Hussein as his grandmother, and some breath-taking cinematography.
August 10, 2016
...a marvel of minimalism...
June 28, 2011
A heartbreaking story of loss and forgiveness.
February 14, 2011
It's a sensitive, stoical, compassionate film with a subtle feel for the detail of everyday life in this shattered land.
February 11, 2011
Sometimes a film deserves deference. Sometimes, the only justified response is to bend one's knee. This is one of those films.
February 10, 2011
A sombre, painful, worthwhile film.
February 10, 2011
A tough, tender, hugely moving work of mourning for all those Iraqi men and women who have disappeared since the Gulf War.
February 10, 2011
Owing much to the humanist tradition of Iranian cinema, this visually striking and emotionally harrowing odyssey is played to the hilt by the non-professional cast.
February 9, 2011
Al Daradji directs with a sure hand, avoiding icy realism and chest-beating melodrama. The result is warm, human and quietly devastating.
February 7, 2011
A touching and tender road movie, although perhaps a little misty-eyed in the depiction of some of its characters.
February 4, 2011
Sparse, tender and hypnotically moving.
May 25, 2010
The road trip device may be a familiar one but it is a choice that broadens the appeal and accessibility of the film and takes it away from more political machinations into the realm of simpler storytelling.