Czech New Wave and Beyond Sale
Human Rights/Social Justice
Masahiro Kobayashi Films
South Asian/Southeast Asian
DVD with public performance rights $179
DVD with 3-year digital site license $499
DVD with 3-year digital site license and public performance rights $599
The directorial debut of Saman Moghadam (
) "broke a number of barriers" (
New York Times
). This drama captures the mood of Iran just after the Iran-Iraq war, in which a younger generation was less fervent about religion and more concerned with leading peaceful lives. Rock musician Siavash is set to play his first show with his band when he decides to visit the tomb of his father--martyred in the war--to seek his blessing. After the concert, Siavash learns his father is actually alive and has returned to Tehran with other POWs. Distraught and confused, the young man turns to his photojournalist girlfriend for support. The film was originally banned by authorities for featuring rock music and depicting public interactions between young men and women. In Persian with English subtitles.
Saman Moghadam---Iran---1998---88 mins.
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