Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Bab'Aziz (Parviz Shahinkhou), a blind dervish, wanders across a desert in search of a mysterious gathering of dervishes. In tow he has his precocious granddaughter, Ishtar (Maryam Hamid), whom he regales with a tale of a prince who lost himself in his own reflection while contemplating his soul. On their journey they meet fellow seekers who partake with their tales too. The tales seem like parables from Sufi lore and I am sure there are hidden messages within them. While the film was visually stimulating, it did little else for me.

Rating: *

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