A time for drunken horses

Please fill out this field with valid email address. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. In particular, Madi, the handicapped brother, has an incredibly expressive face. Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini as Amaneh.

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T his is a very remarkable film: It is a technique that has tended to place adult political happenings in the realm of fable, and has been seen as either evasive or ingeniously expedient.

The children are what make this film, though. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hunter Killer Is Substandard. With both parents dead, Ayoub, who might be all of 12, has become the head of a household of six children. tmie

As in Blackboards, it is an almost surreal depiction horsees military events on the margins of children's lives, occurring like the interventions of the gods. Season 4 The Deuce: After the fight in which he broke his arm, our uncle offered Ayoub a mule, so that they could work together.

I'm not even sure what the heck I was supposed to understand by the ending. Ayoub ultimately falls short of his intended fkr and his uncle decides to marry off his sister in return for the groom's family financing Madi's drunkfn on the Iraqi side of the border. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

That's who many villagers had died. The difference with Ghobadi's children is that they do not have the enigma or reticence that a lot of children have in current Iranian cinema. My dad's there at the moment.

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April 2, Full Review…. An Iranian Kurdish family is trying to survive after the death of its parents.

Braving mine fields, border guards and ambushes, they lead overburdened mules through the freezing, snow-covered mountains.

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A Time for Drunken Horses

Season 4 This Is Us: Ghobadi, who grew up in the village shown […]. This is one more powerful and deeply affecting films coming from Iran. But this is a film with its own unflinching gaze, a film that makes children bear the burden of an existence too much for any adult. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references Articles containing Persian-language text Articles containing Kurdish-language text.

To pay for an operation Madi desperately needs though the doctor says it will help him survive only a few monthsAyoub joins the adults smuggling truck tires across the border to Iraq.

That, or they transport heavy tyres in the snow and terrible cold - backbreaking work for which they are routinely cheated of their pay, and for which the drunen are so appalling that the mules and horses have to be fed whisky to get them to work. Its portrait of child labor brooks no sentimentality and no cliches.

The abuse of animals, and children in this film is just terrible.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Aa. Season 2 Doctor Who: Ghobadi's realist style is indistinguishable from that of many of his Iranian contemporaries. Powerful film and yet another indication that some of the world's best films are coming out of Iran these days. Ayoub narrowly manages to escape, and the last shot is of him and his brother crossing the border. Unsourced material may be challenged drunkeen removed.

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