Son of Babylon (Ibn Babil)
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A willful young boy and his just-as-obstinate grandmother journey across Iraq in search of their missing loved one. This stunning new work from the director of Ahlaam is a testament to the continuing search for justice and closure after Saddam Hussein's fall.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Al Daradji directs with a sure hand, avoiding icy realism and chest-beating melodrama. The result is warm, human and quietly devastating."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Sometimes a film deserves deference. Sometimes, the only justified response is to bend one's knee. This is one of those films."
‑ Tom Seymour, Little White Lies
"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."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"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."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"A heartbreaking story of loss and forgiveness."
‑ Don Groves,
"A sombre, painful, worthwhile film."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"A touching and tender road movie, although perhaps a little misty-eyed in the depiction of some of its characters."
‑ Patrick Peters, Empire Magazine
"It's a sensitive, stoical, compassionate film with a subtle feel for the detail of everyday life in this shattered land."
‑ Philip French, Guardian
"A tough, tender, hugely moving work of mourning for all those Iraqi men and women who have disappeared since the Gulf War."
‑ Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
"Sparse, tender and hypnotically moving."
‑ Emma Dibdin, Total Film
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