Five Stars, "Sometimes a film deserves deference.
Sometimes, the only justified response is to bend one’s knee.
This is one of those films"
– Little White Lies
Four Stars, "Son of Babylon is a moving work of
mourning for all those Iraqis who have disappeared since the Gulf War" –
The Daily Telegraph
Four Stars, "Marks a powerful international debut for its young director Mohamed Al-Daradji" – The Times
Four Stars, "Warm human, and quietly devastating" –
Four Stars, "Impressive and Moving" –
Critics’ Choice - The Sunday Times
Three Stars, "A sombre, painful, worthwhile film" –
"A sensitive, stoical, compassionate film with a subtle feel for the detail of everyday life in this shattered land"
– The Observer
"Son of Babylon should be seen by any Western director contemplating yet another Hollywood invasion of Iraq" –
The Arts Desk
PICK OF THE WEEK – The Guardian Guide
"I made it for my family, for Iraq" – Mohamed Al Daradji
- Feature with Mohamed Al-Daradji (Film & Festivals)
- British Independent Film Award (BIFA) - Raindance Award
- Berlin IFF - Amnesty Film Award
- Berlin IFF - Peace Prize Award
- Karlovry Vary IFF- NETPAC Award
- Raindance IFF - Best International Film
- Seattle IFF - Emerging Masters Award
- Edinburgh IFF - Special Mention
- Seville IFF - Golden Giraldillo, Best Film
- Seville IFF - Youth Jury Award
- Tallin Black Nights IFF - Special Jury Prize
- Cairo IFF - Best Screenplay
- 13th Olympia IFF - Special Mention
- 13th Olympia IFF - UNICEF Prize
- Cinema City IFF- Artistic Achievement Award
- Brussels Mediterranean IFF - Grand Jury Prize
- Third Eye Mumbai IFF - Grand Jury Prize
- Hawaii IFF - Grand Jury Prize
- Zadar IFF - European Co-Production Award
- Iraq Neighbour FF - Best Screenplay
- Rotterdam IFF - Lion's Award
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