The Song of Sparrows

Chasing dreams. Finding hope.


The Song of Sparrows
A simple man works on an ostrich farm, until he is blamed for a missing ostrich. He journeys to the city to help his eldest daughter, and finds himself with a new job: that of driving people around. However, this constant exposure to wealth and possessions begins to change him in ways that his family do not approve of, and they try to find a way to remind him of his values in life. In Persian with English subtitles.

96 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Mohammad Amir Naji, Hossein Aghazi, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan
Director
Majid Majidi
ScreenplayMehran Kashani, Majid Majidi
MusicHossein Alizadeh
CinematographyTuraj Mansuri
EditingHassan Hassandoost
Sound formatsDolby SR
Made in2008
Produced byMajid Majidi Film Production

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceVery mild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsFrancian film. A sensitive and humane film whose adult themes need mild parental guidance or advice.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
Mariana Malan
15
Cape Times
Betsy Sharkey
10
iAfrica.com
Rebekah Kendal quote iconA beautiful story about a man and his family.
15
The Citizen
Sibusiso Mkwanazi
10
24.com
Jean Barker quote iconThis is a film for those who love films, with amazing shots of the Iranian countryside, many visual metaphors of transport and stasis, and scenes of tragic beauty that description would spoil. See it at a cinema.
15
Box Office
Mark Keizer quote iconA gentle, unforced fable about the dangers of greed
13
Metacritic.com
14 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
34 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon A heartfelt, affecting parable, The Song of Sparrows is another gem from Iranian director Majid Majidi.
19

What the People say

Internet
426 Netizens
16

Average .. 72%

14

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