17 August 2004 | THEShahin
Forget about the technical limitations that the movie has. Forget about the fact that for some strange reason in most Iranian movies the actors' real voices were not used and everything was dubbed (annoying). The movie version of this beautiful story was written very well and acted superbly. It is hard to believe how moved I was to see this movie at a tender age of 10 and for it to have had such a life-long impact on me.
Mary Apick, a young girl herself, was fantastic, as usual. It is obvious that acting is in her blood.
Although the story takes place many years before the movie was made, it appropriately demonstrates certain aspects of the Iranian culture that is still very much alive.
If you don't speak Persian, look for a copy of this movie with subtitles. You'll love it.