Bab'Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Own Soul (2005)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Road Movie  |   Release Date - Feb 8, 2008 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Switzerland , Germany , France , United Kingdom , Hungary , Iran   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Director Nacer Khemir traces the profound journey of a young girl and her blind grandfather into the desert as they search for a legendary gathering of elders in an unknown location. Bab'Aziz is a noble dervish who, along with his spirited granddaughter Ishtar, has been invited to attend a special gathering that is said to take place somewhere deep in the dunes of the eternal desert. There are no directions to the location of the gathering, however, as it is said that those who are meant to attend will certainly find their way. As Bab'Aziz and Ishtar set out to find their destiny through the strength of their intuition and the power of their faith, Bab'Aziz imparts the tale of an ancient prince who once made a similar pilgrimage to his beloved granddaughter. Along the way, Ishtar will learn the value of patience, and both will encounter a series of fellow travelers whose remarkable stories help to unlock ancient mysteries and provide a better understanding of their barren kingdom.



blindness [physical], girl, grandfather, prince, story