(Note: This review is based on a VHS/TV
Sweet and slow like Majidi's earlier "Children of Heaven"
(which I loved), but not quite as compelling.
Amidst a backdrop of dust and construction, a
selfish Iranian tea boy scoffs with Afghan refugee
workers. However, when he sees the truth behind the
latest (adolescent) hire, his attitude and social
behavior take a sharp turn for the better.
Though the gentle build and heart of the film beat
strongly through the first half, the second half
struggles to find anything new or substantial to
carry the story along. Shot in almost a gray montage,
still Majidi captures some sweet image moments.
here for Interview with Majidi.