The politics in Hasan Arbakesh aren’t anti-Soviet so much as pro-humanist in action, rather than in slogans. The violent fundamentalist villagers are certainly seen as cruel and dogmatic in their views, especially those opposed to the equalization of women. While in polarity, Hazan’s struggles against modernization and collectivism cause him and others dreadful sorrows.
Absolutely! Thanks to BrotherDeacon for a nice bit of writing on both these fine films. Enjoyed all the comments. Let the heavy metal soundtrack begin.