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  • Summary: A documentary about the tragedy of the children whose parents have died of AIDS and are now stranded in a refugee camp in Kampala, Uganda.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 90
    Beyond giving a human face to Uganda's crises, Kiarostami attempts to capture the actual place, a swirl of contradictions as vibrant and beautiful as it is troubled.
  2. You come away from his film overwhelmed, hopeful and, perhaps paradoxically, illuminated.
  3. Lovely, heart-stirring film.
  4. The film is only superficially superficial, and it grows in meaning and resonance as it progresses.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    It's a surprisingly uplifting experience, and in the end, unmistakably a Kiarostami film.
  6. 70
    The emphasis in this surprisingly cheerful film is on the resilience of the living.
  7. This slight but insinuating documentary by Abbas Kiarostami...will do nothing to advance or detract from the reputation of the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3