The Song of Sparrows (2008, Persian)
1 Jan 2013
: Majid Majidi (96 mins)
Reviews: RottenTomatoes (98%), IMDB (7.9), Amazon.
Watch online: YouTube.
Similar movies: city life, family.
Nice movie. The story shapes up organically. The main character is Karim, a middle aged dad who struggles to provide for his family. After losing his job in an ostrich farm, he picks up odd jobs in the city. The differences in the pace of life and the value systems of people in villages and cities is brought out well. City life starts transforming Karim but occasional sightings of ostriches bring him back to his roots. Overall, the movie is about joys and sorrows, the ups and downs of life.
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