a film by Samira Makhmalbaf

a film by Samira Makhmalbaf

1 May, 2000

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One of the film co-produced by Fabrica Cinema under the direction of Marco Müller. In competition at the Cannes Film Festival in the 2000, the film of the twenty years old Iranian director, won the special Jury Prize.

The story of a group of male teachers crossing the mountainous paths of the remote Iranian Kurdistan region. Carrying large blackboards on their backs, they wander from village to village in search of students. The sudden menacing sound of overhead helicopters forces the men to run and seek refuge from an unseen enemy.


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