Bashu, the Little Stranger

Original Title: Bashu, gharibeh kouchak
Type: Fiction

Soussan Tasslimi, Adnan Afravian, Parviz Pourhosseini

Written and Directed by: Bahram Beyzaï
Director of Photography: Firouz Malekzadeh
Editing: Bahram Beyzaï
Sound: Jahanguir Mirshekari & Asghar Shahverdi
Art Direction: Iraj Raminfar
Make-Up: Farhang Moayeri
Company: Institute for Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults – Kanoon – Iran
Year: 1986
Running Time: 120 min
Film Gauge: 35mm, Colour
Original Version: Persian

Little Bashu loses his home and family in an raid and instinctively flees to a region far away from the battle fronts.
In this alien environment everything seems strange to the boy. Naï, a woman whose husband has gone on a journey, finds Bashu in her farm and gives him shelter.After Bashu tells her of his past life, Naï accepts him as a son and tries to initiate him into the ways of life in the region.
Graduallthey discover new grounds for a closer spiritual relationship and Naï continues to keep the boy in spite of numerous difficulties and the objections of relatives and neighbours. When Naï’s husband returns home he approves of his wife’s decision and adopts Bashu.