Zamani Barayé Masti Asbha

A Time for Drunken Horses

(Iran, 2000, 77 minutes)

After their smuggler father dies, five Iranian Kurd orphans of which one has a life-threatening illness are left to fend for themselves. Impressively handled but harrowingly bleak “problem picture”, loosely inspired on real-life events and using non-professional child actors.

A Bahman Ghobadi Films/Farabi Cinema Foundation production. Starring Ayoub Ahmadi, Rojin Younessi, Amaneh Ekhtiar-Dini, Madi Ekhtiar-Dini, Kolsolum Ekhtiar-Dini, Karim Ekhtiar-Dini, Rahman Salehi, Osman Karimi, Nezhad Ekhtiar-Dini. Director, producer, writer and art director, Bahman Ghobadi; music by Hossein Alizadeh; director of photography (colour), Saed Nikzat; film editor, Samad Tavazoee.


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