About

Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Said falls in with a group of old men looking for their bombed-out village; he offers to guide them, and takes as his wife Halaleh, the clan's lone woman, a widow with a young son. Reeboir attaches himself to a dozen pre-teen boys wei...

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Directed by

Samira Makhmalbaf

Runtime

85 minutes

Country

Japan, Italy, Iran

Language

Persian

Cast

Keywords

woman director society poverty iranian new wave

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