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The Gardener (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | June 2013 (USA)
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The Gardener is a surreal film made using documentary-style techniques via the cameras of father and son (the Makhmalbafs) who go to Israel to learn about a religion (Baha'i faith) that ... See full summary »

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ririva Eona Mabi Ririva Eona Mabi ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paula Asadi Paula Asadi ... Herself
Bal Kumari Gurung Bal Kumari Gurung ... Herself
Ian David Huang Ian David Huang ... Himself
Maysam Makhmalbaf
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Guillaume Nyagatare Guillaume Nyagatare ... Himself
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The Gardener is a surreal film made using documentary-style techniques via the cameras of father and son (the Makhmalbafs) who go to Israel to learn about a religion (Baha'i faith) that they don't know much due to its taboo status in the country of both the filmmaker and the faith's birth - Iran. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary | Drama

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South Korea | Israel | Iran | UK

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English | Persian | Tok Pisin

Release Date:

June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bagheban See more »

Filming Locations:

Haifa, Israel See more »

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Makhmalbaf Film House See more »
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16:9 HD
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Based on current travel laws of Iran, the filmmaker is sentenced to five-years in prison for traveling to Israel. See more »

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The Gardener, by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
17 June 2013 | by nooshina19See all my reviews

The "Gardener" is a work of art with a profound message. One may not appreciate Makhmalbaf's abstract and poetic style of film making, but his genuine desire to explore and understand is undeniable and truly admirable. This was not a typical documentary, filled with facts and figures, but a moving portray of an artist's journey to what has been and still remains a forbidden land in the minds of many Iranians, and explore a Faith that is persecuted for 170 years in it's birthplace. I highly recommend it. But you may want to watch couple his other works in advance, such as Gabbeh and The Silence. Btw "Gardener" was financed solely by Makhmalbaf, so he could protect it from the influence of the investors.


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