A Time For Drunken Horses

BHAMAN GHOBADI

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  

Original title:  Zamani Baraye Masti Asbha

Captivating film debut from Kurdish director Bahman Ghobadi. Using no music but only the powerful sounds of wind from the mountains of Iran, Ghobadi tells the story of a family of children who have been orphaned by circumstances and rely on their eldest brother to keep the family fed and safe. Unfortunately, life for this boy of thirteen trying to fend for himself and his loved ones is not in the least bit easy. The film is rich with tenderness, beauty and a very powerful sense of humanity. On top of that, Ghobadi has a terrific sense of pace and the film is perfect in its every scene.

Bahman Ghobadi Films, Farabi Cinema Foundation, MK2 Productions

Iran, 2000

Screenplay by Bahman Ghobadi

Cinematography by

Produced by Bahman Ghobadi

Music by

Production Design by Bahman Ghobadi

Film Editing by

Independent Spirit Awards 2000.

National Board of Review Awards 2000.  

Toronto International Film Festival 2000

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