Frontier Blues
Frontier Blues (2009)

Developed during his Cannes Film Festival Cinefondation residency, Babak Jalali's droll and empathetic first feature follows a quartet of characters who live in the frontier territories of his own homeland, northern Iran. With its… More

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Andrew O'Hagan
London Evening Standard

It will warm your heart and stretch your mind at the same time, a goal that too many films no longer even see as being a goal.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Too little happens at too slow a pace to engross.

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Henry Barnes
Little White Lies

Flat, plain and stretched out -- like the Gorgan countryside.

Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

Frontier blues, indeed, but nothing you can sing along to.

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Trevor Johnston
Radio Times

Jalali's film takes everything slowly, giving us plenty of time to take in the barren landscape as we wait in vain for anything of significance to happen.

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