Bashu, The Little Stranger

Bashu, The Little Stranger

classified 15 S

Masters of Iranian Cinema


Please note: This was screened in June 2015

Bahram Beizai
Susan Taslimi, Parvis Pourhosseini, Adnan Afravian
120 mins, Subtitled, 1989, Iran

A warm, vivid, touching tale with mysterious supernatural touches which paints a unique portrait of Iranian rural life. Scared and alone, young Bashu runs away from the Iran-Iraq war and fetches up in a little village in the far North where no one can understand him.

While Naii, a poor farmer’s wife takes him in, the rest of the village shun the stranger in their midst. Susan Taslimi gives a wonderful performance as Naii the compassionate, feisty mum who cares for him, but it is Bashu, adrift in an alien land, who wins our hearts. Voted the best post-1979 Iranian film by Iranian critics, this masterfully reveals the cultural differences between different parts of Iran.

Love Iranian cinema? Then don't miss A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, opening Fri 22 May.

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