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A visual poem of incomparable beauty, this masterpiece from director Nacer Khemir begins with the story of a blind dervish named Bab Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two journey for days through the expansive, barren landscape. To keep Ishtar entertained, Bab Aziz relays the ancient tale of a prince who relinquished his realm in order to remain next to a small pool in the desert, staring into its depths while contemplating his soul.
As the tale of the prince unfolds, the two encounter other travelers with stories of their own including Osman, who longs for the beautiful woman he met at the bottom of a well, and Zaid, who searches for the ravishing young woman who fled from him after being seduced by his songs. Filled with breathtaking images and wonderful music, Nacir Khemir has created a fairytale-like story of longing and belonging, filmed in the enchanting and ever-shifting sandscapes of Tunisia and Iran.
Very spiritual & concepual movie. Reminded me a bit of "El Topo" although they're very different films.Published 18 days ago by Conrad Henry Longmire
Fell in love with the exotic visual and story line. I highly recommend this movie for an escape adventurePublished 5 months ago by annette jagers
One of most profound and spiritually ritch films I ever seen !Published 5 months ago by Irina Abhi Perak
If anyone wants to understand Mysticism especially symbolism in Sufism, they must watch this one.Published 8 months ago by Tasawar Jalali
The beauty of images, acting and music creates an unforgettable experience of the stages of spiritual seeking and discovery dramatized here.Published 12 months ago by Rahim
We watched this in the past and feel great to have our own DVD now. It arrived right on time with no issues of any kind. Very happy.Published 14 months ago by faramarz
I already loved this movie before I bought it. 'so glad to be able to watch it anytime.
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Wish I could find more such Sufi movies. Such stories are the pastimes of real Saints. Beautiful, lifts one's soul.Published 18 months ago by Priti