Bashu, The Little Stranger (1985)

Saturday, May 19, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema

See below for additional information.


Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office starting one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; free to all UCLA students with valid ID; $8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.


UCLA Film & Television Archive
(310) 206-8013


Additional Information

Bashu, The Little Stranger (Iran, 1985) Writer-director Bahram Beyzaie’s landmark film follows young refugee Bashu from his southern home where his family is killed in a bomb attack during the Iran-Iraq War to a northern Iranian village where he is reluctantly taken in by Naii (Susan Taslimi), a farmer’s wife with two children already whose husband is off looking for work. What follows is a powerful, moving story of difference and acceptance in a country largely perceived as ethnically, linguistically and culturally monolithic. Beyzaie’s sensitivity to the plight of the displaced and the trauma of war makes this timeless work as relevant now as ever. HDCam, color, in Persian with English subtitles, 120 min. Director: Bahram Beyzaie. Cast: Susan Taslimi, Parviz Poorhosseini, Adnan Afravian.