Ahmed A.Karim’s review published on Letterboxd:
Probably the best closing scene in the history of cinema , Mohsen Makhmalbaf made a movie about dreams and hopes and what time can alone can affect those naive honest dreams.
Makhmalbaf is picking up where Abbas Kiarostami finished in his masterpiece Close-Up 1990 where is mixing reality with acting in its purist and most beautiful way.
Mohsen Makhmalbaf pot a spot on the 2 generations before and after the islamic revolution, giving us a glasses to see the impact that happened between two young generations and the way young has been oppressed, without being caught clearly from the regime that he criticise.
i would always be impressed how Iranian directors can make the strongest movies from such simple stories.