Color Of Paradise (1999)

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The best kind of cinema
Reviewed by Simon on 2003-06-07

Majid Majidi's COLOR OF PARADISE is the best kind of cinema.  Simple in concept but executed with incredible skill and detail.  We enter the world of a blind child in a very intimate way, exploring his world of sound and touch and the isolation his blindness brings about.  Almost ironically, we're also treated to some stunning images of lush scenery and locations.  Absolutely mesmerising cinematography that even out-does the exceptional audiography.

Characters and their lives are simple but very believable, and the performances from every one of the actors is spot on.  The movie exhorts us to appreciate life more, and makes a good case for doing so.

Highest recommendations!