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'Babel''s Wide-Ranging Lens

The Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu won this year's directing prize at Cannes for Babel. His film 21 Grams was nominated for two Oscars and he scored an American art house hit with his first feature, Amores Perros. In Babel, he tells four interrelated stories set on three continents. The film stars Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, and Gael Garcia Bernal.

Copyright 2006 Fresh Air

David Edelstein is a film critic for New York magazine and for NPR's Fresh Air, and an occasional commentator on film for CBS Sunday Morning. He has also written film criticism for the Village Voice, The New York Post, and Rolling Stone, and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times' Arts & Leisure section.