For the Sake of Haniyeh 1994
This 1994 Iranian film, directed by former film critic Kiumars Poorahmad, goes in several different stylistic directions at once but nonetheless is an effective tale of small-town intolerance and a boy's courage. Olov, the captain of a fishing boat in the village of Tangak, is the only survivor of a storm, which is shown not literally but in poetic and elliptical fragments--e.g, images of a vase breaking and shutters being blown open by the wind. The villagers blame him for losing their kin and attack his wife, forcing him and his family to leave. His young son Bashiru, who becomes a delivery boy with a handcart to support the family, wants to play a ritual drum used in local ceremonies of prayer and healing -- perhaps to help his sister Haniye, who walks on crutches -- so he risks his life by returning to Tangak alone...

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:17:44 | 6.79 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Persian
Subtitles: English, Persian, Arabic
Genre: Drama

Director: Kiumars Poorahmad
Cast: Mahvash Afsharpanah, Rahim Hoodi, Ali Ghorbani
Country: Iran

Extras (no subs):
-- Making of (40 min)
-- Stills gallery
-- Cast&Crew
-- Trailers

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