1972. Iraq/Syria. Qays al-Zubaidi. 95 min.
Sunday, November 7, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1972. Iraq/Syria. Written and directed by Qays al-Zubaidi. Based on a novella by Hanna Mina. With Muna Wasef, Adnan Barakat, Abdulla Abbasi. The film’s poetic, non-narrative structure simulates the fractured thoughts of a young boy who is forced to leave school and find work on the docks. Using minimal dialogue but evocative music and sounds, separate vignettes introduce characters the boy encounters in a single workday. The filmmaker explores the child’s vivid imaginary world while tangibly conveying the physical harshness and repressed sexuality of a life spent in poverty and manual labor. In Arabic; English subtitles. 95 min.
In the Film exhibition Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now, Part I
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