Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Son of Babylon (ابن بابل) (2009)

Blake saw the universe in a grain of sand. Now you can see the nation and its peoples in a road trip movie.

A Kurdish grandmother and her grandson search for his disappeared father following the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Unlike other road trip movies, this one is really depressing and harrowing. I suppose you can watch this with Sandcastles as an "evacuation of national history" double-bill.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 3 November 2010.

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