Film Screening: Bashu, the Little Stranger

Film Screening: Bashu, the Little Stranger

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Investcorp Auditorium
Discussant: 
Anna Fahr (Iranian-American-Canadian filmmaker, Director of Transit Game)

Week theme: Displacement and Migration

Bashu, the Little Stranger (1990; 2:01) – Bahram Beyzai 

Considered a masterpiece of post-revolutionary Iranian film, Bashu is set during the Iran-Iraq war, opening with a raid on an Iranian village located near the frontlines in Khuzestan. It follows 10-year-old Bashu, who loses his home and family in the attack. He escapes in a departing truck and finds himself in the north, near the border with Russia. There, he finds himself ostracised because of his darker skin and unfamiliar dialect.