Parvin Etesami Film Festival Lauds Bahram Beizaii's "Bashu"
Mehr News Agency via payvand
30-Nov-2009 (2 comments)

TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (Mehr News Agency) -- Bahram Beizaii's "Bashu, the Little Stranger" was announced as the best film at the International Parvin Etesami Film Festival. The acclaimed film, which narrates the story of a boy who escapes from his hometown in the Iran-Iraq war-stricken region of the south where a Gilani woman gives him shelter, won a Golden Parvin Award for its accurate reflection of women's social roles.

recommended by Darius Kadivar


Ari Siletz

Perfect choice

by Ari Siletz on

And not only for the stated reason about women's social roles. The film was a powerful call for national unity in a time of crisis. Also, it is artistically superb. For example, at around 1:05 of Faryarm's first clip Beizai tells us the woman has the "language skills" to understand Bashu even though she has no idea what he is saying.

Thanks, Darius (and faryarm) for the great post.


Bashu; The Film; A reflection of the Best and the worst in us..

by faryarm on


Bashu; A Landmark Film; A reflection of the Best and the worst in us.. 

would it be fair to say Bashu is perhaps one of the top 3 films,post 1979 Iran...? 


See especially MINUTE 8 AND and shed a tear as I did...