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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Life in Fog

    1999. Iran. Bahman Ghobadi. 28 min.

  • Tambourine

    2003. Iran. Bahman Ghobadi. 30 min.

Sunday, June 29, 2008, 2:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Life in Fog

    1999. Iran. Written and directed by Bahman Ghobadi. Following his parents' death, a fourteen-year-old boy is forced to quit school and smuggle goods across the Iran/Iraq border to provide for his younger siblings. This true story also inspired Ghobadi's debut feature A Time for Drunken Horses. In Farsi; English subtitles. 28 min.

  • Tambourine

    2003. Iran. Written and directed by Bahman Ghobadi. With Hamed Mohamadi, Monire Zamani. The daf, a famed Iranian musical instrument crafted from sheepskin, holds special power among Kurds, as it is played at both birth and mourning ceremonies. In a Kurdish village near the Iraq border, Faegh, his three wives, and their eleven children make dafs; although the family members are all skillful players, Iranian cultural prohibitions dictate that the women play only in all-female gatherings, while the men play only among men. In Farsi; English subtitles. 30 min.

In the Film exhibition Flaherty at MoMA: The Films of Bahman Ghobadi

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