The Song Of Sparrows
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Iranian cinema has a way of capturing earnestness in imperfect people that no other culture does so successfully. "The Song of Sparrows" is no exception. Karim so wants to improve conditions for his family and provide for them once again that he loses perspective. We can't help but sympathize and feel for his small triumphs and those of his young son, whose dream of turning an old water storage into a fish farm parallel his father's ambitions. There is a good deal of humor too, as the director pokes fun a the harried businessmen who are Karim's passengers. I found the condemnation of materialism heavy-handed, however, in a film that otherwise has a light touch. In Farsi with optional English subtitles. No bonus features on the E1 Entertainment 2010 DVD.
A song of sparrows is not sad, gladly, but sweet like honey, it's a movie to watch with all the family with an expectancy all over the film, for something better to happen. After all, that's the way we think in life, we expect something better always.
The actors are so realistic you think you're seeing a documentary of lives in a foreign culture. It's amazing what kids at a very young age can convey in a movie. I'm always enchanted by Majid Majidi so what can I tell you, I fully recommend this film to be seen by many of all ages. A trully masterpiece.
so compelling. It tells about a poor man's brief
odyssey (to get his daughter's broken hearing aid fixed) from his humble village to the capital, Teheran, where he confronts and falls prey to the city's materialism. It's
a spiritual journey, if you will, with the poignant realization in the end that the material things of this world are all but worthless junk that can plunge you to destruction and misery eventually.
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I bought this mostly to understand the culture better and love listening to the language. The story was fascinating, and goes from high to low, from a bit brutal to aesthetics,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Booklearner
Having just finished this, I am feeling frustrated. The ending was not clear at all, and so many story lines were left unfinished! For example, did he go back to Tehran? Read morePublished on June 22, 2011 by Tea&BookLover
We were unable to get subtitles to work, and I don't speak Farsi, so not the most satisfying movie I've seen this year. I loved his other work.Published on January 21, 2011 by columba
What I saw was a VCD that I purchased in Teheran. So there wasn't an English subtitle but just a Persian language. Read morePublished on August 18, 2010 by Masaaki Kurosu
I rented "The Song of Sparrows" because, frankly, I was interested in seeing an Iranian movie. Having watched it, I acknowledge that there are a number of interesting scenes in... Read morePublished on June 30, 2010 by Randy Keehn
Delightful, never boring, and accessible to a Western audience, this has got to be one of the most artistically impressive films I know of about Iran. Read morePublished on May 28, 2010 by Caraculiambro