Son of Babylon (Ibn Babil)
Son of Babylon (Ibn Babil) (2011)

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… More

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Al Daradji directs with a sure hand, avoiding icy realism and chest-beating melodrama. The result is warm, human and quietly devastating.

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Philip French

It's a sensitive, stoical, compassionate film with a subtle feel for the detail of everyday life in this shattered land.

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)

A tough, tender, hugely moving work of mourning for all those Iraqi men and women who have disappeared since the Gulf War.

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Sarah Boslaugh

...a marvel of minimalism...

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Tom Seymour
Little White Lies

Sometimes a film deserves deference. Sometimes, the only justified response is to bend one's knee. This is one of those films.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

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.

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Don Groves

A heartbreaking story of loss and forgiveness.

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Peter Bradshaw

A sombre, painful, worthwhile film.

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Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine

A touching and tender road movie, although perhaps a little misty-eyed in the depiction of some of its characters.

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