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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The White Balloon

    Une fable humaniste et poétique signée par un ancien assistant de Kiarostami... www.cinefiches.com

  2. ejonline's rating of the film The White Balloon

    I saw this some time ago, and while I am not an expert on Iran, my understanding of the country has deepened a great deal since I saw this movie. While I'm sure I missed some of the political allegories I might pick up now, there always has to be a first step into exploring the film culture of a particular culture. This was a welcome part of my introduction to Iranian film. An economical, moving slice of life.

  3. lbunuel's rating of the film The White Balloon

    For a film so tightly packaged, so rigidly designed, it's incredible that the allegorical undertones manage to reach so far. This is not merely a slice of life film - it pulses with equal doses of generosity and bleak criticism. And it manages, like very few films do, to reinterpret childhood away from the stereotypes of religious parables of kindness vs evil, naivete vs cynicism, innocence vs guilt.

  4. Victor Morosoff's rating of the film The White Balloon

  5. Seruni Putri Soewondo's rating of the film The White Balloon

  6. josh's rating of the film The White Balloon

    This movie is also a trip.

  7. SiIencio's rating of the film The White Balloon

    Serviceable effort that finds in the natural charm of young kids the effective remedy to hide the frailty of its plot. It is far from social realism but dangerously closer to sugary candy. Not much can be said about its deeper intentions but just a small tale of child innocence at its core. To imply that the final sequence simply validates the significance of the film as a whole is a long stretch of the imagination.

  8. DSPRKY's rating of the film The White Balloon

    A classic of Iranian cinema, infused with wit, intelligence and depth. A great performance from the young actress as well.

  9. Ezuzuzu's rating of the film The White Balloon

    This film proves realistic cinema can convey social, political and cultural messages without taking its issues so seriously. Very captivating and impressive.

  10. DarthVader's rating of the film The White Balloon

    İki yaşlı yılan satıcısında açıkgöz fırsatçılığı, müşterisini kafasının küçülmesiyle suçlayan terzide hatadaki ısrarcılığı, kız kardeşine benzediği için Razieh'le konuştuğu iddia eden askerde yalnızlığı, isminin neden "Beyaz Balık" değil de "Beyaz Balon" olduğunu filmin sonunda gösteren abra kadabra...

  11. Korhan Kalabalık's rating of the film The White Balloon

    Panahi sinema üzerinden bizlerle oyun oynuyor resmen. Filmin son 10 dakikasına kadar kafamızda bir mağdur yaratmışken, son 10 dakikada her şeyi yıkıyor ve yeni bir olay örgüsü getiriyor. Hele ki filmin sonunda terzideki genç, baloncu çocuk ve yılan oynatıcı ikilinin aynı kadrajda buluşması.

  12. Esra Yılmaz's rating of the film The White Balloon

    little girl is so adorable and what makes this movie a great movie is the final scene

  13. Cihan Ünsal's rating of the film The White Balloon

    Hiç tatlı değilsin şımarık kız Raziye. Ah o son sahne yok mu son saniye...

  14. Sizogi's rating of the film The White Balloon

    izlediğim en tatlı filmlerden biri, fakat sonunda anlıyosunuz aslında her şeyin başkasının başından geçtiğini...

  15. Güven Şahinkanat's rating of the film The White Balloon

    salesman boy's white baloon may seem insignificant in final scene .Somehow little girl and her brother took back the money which falled inside hole with help of salesman boy. But who will help this boy ?Even his money is not inside somewhere else or hole. He must sell his last white baloon to get money . His money is invisible , he has to create from nothing. This is very hard situation more than these children's..

  16. jeanlucgodard's rating of the film The White Balloon

    ordinaire, mais très émotive

  17. Dogukan4Ever's rating of the film The White Balloon

  18. slugmore's rating of the film The White Balloon

    can feel the kiarostami influence/script here; remarkable.

  19. Bambarambambam's rating of the film The White Balloon

  20. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The White Balloon

  21. El Biffo's rating of the film The White Balloon

    Ayatollahs won't allow films to have any serious subjects in Iran, so film makers make brilliant films out of the simplest stories, like this one about a little girl who loses her goldfish money.

  22. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The White Balloon

    El debút de Jafar Panahi es prácticamente una herencia del cine de Abbas Kiarostami. Las vivencias infantiles como centro de una vitalidad que es emotiva a partir de una trama modesta y giros de la trama que son más bien sobresaltos. A Panahi sin embargo le falta el lenguaje poético para ser Kiarostami. Muy a pesar, lo mejor viene en su escena final. La soledad del niño afgano conmueve. Ese es el sello del director.

  23. Antwone López's rating of the film The White Balloon

    I WOULD LIKE TO GET AN INVITATION FOR ONLINE WATCHING! PLEASE?

  24. yasen's rating of the film The White Balloon

    its a great kids' movie. bener-bener lovely :) rated 'The White Balloon' 5 out of 5 stars

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