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The White Meadows (2009)

Keshtzar haye sepid (original title)
Rahmat has been asked to meet the inhabitants of these islands to collect their tears. Although for years people have been giving their tears to Rahmat, no one knows exactly what he has been doing with them.

Director:

Mohammad Rasoulof

Writer:

Mohammad Rasoulof (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Hassan Pourshirazi Hassan Pourshirazi
Younes Ghazali Younes Ghazali
Mohammad Rabbani Mohammad Rabbani
Mohammad Shirvani Mohammad Shirvani
Omid Zare Omid Zare
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Mohammad Rabbanipour
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Once again, Rahmat is sent by his job to travel to different islands, something he has been doing for many years. They ask for him to collect the tears of the inhabitants of these islands. Although, these inhabitants have been giving their tears to Rahmat for many years, no one really knows what he is doing with them. Written by IMDb Editor

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

23 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Biale laki See more »

Filming Locations:

Iran

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Sharz Tamasha Media See more »
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A hauntingly beautiful allegory
27 November 2010 | by j_cangialosiSee all my reviews

A salted symbolism seems to evaporate off the screen in Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof's "The White Meadows". Rasoulof, who wrote, directed and produced "The White Meadows",is closely associated to the Iranian New Wave Movement of Cinema. The film was awarded the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for Best Feature at the 2010 Denver Film Festival.

"The White Meadows" was edited by one of the Iranian New Wave's most prominent figures, Jafar Panahi. Along with "The White Meadows" cinematographer Ebrahim Ghafori, Rasoulof and Panahi were arrested by Iranian authorities on March 1, 2010. In this review of the film, there is just no way for me to tackle the complex web of issues surrounding Iran's oppression of its artists.

That said, as with several Iranian films, the suppressed freedom to express art and ideas in Iran hold an elemental place in "The White Meadows". Rasoulof's tale goes beyond the neo-realist qualities so often described in Iranian New Wave Cinema. The film is vividly real in its humanistic portrayals and natural landscapes, but under the folkloric lens of Rasoulof, Panahi and Ghafori it drifts into magic-realism.


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