The Jar - 1992
Directed by Ebrahim Forouzesh
The children of a remote desert school must find a way to repair or replace their broken water container.
Color, 1 hour 40 minutes, Farsi
Original Title: Khomreh
Trailer currently not available, Watch Scene (Farsi w/English subtitles)
Firouzan Rank # 29
|Producer||Ali Reza Zarrin|
|Director of Photography||Iraj Safavi|
|Sound Recordist||Hassan Zahedi
|Sound Mixer||Mohammad Haghighi|
|Music||Mohammad Reza Aligholi|
Chaos in the line for water.
The school's teacher is unhappy with his students' behavior.
A leak is discovered.
The teacher pleads with one of the student's fathers to come and fix the school's jar.
Embarrassed his father may not show up.
When the father is a no-show, his son is teased by the class troublemaker.
After finally taking a look at the jar, the father determines that he needs ash, lime, and eggs to fix it.
The students are instructed to bring ash, lime, and eggs from home.
Not all of the eggs make it in one piece.
Drinking from the creek.
By Caryn James The New York Times
The ending of "The Jar," a small Iranian film, is pretty much the same as that of the Michelle Pfeiffer hit "Dangerous Minds," in which a beleaguered schoolteacher threatens to call it quits. Don't be fooled by that. Nothing else about the two movies is similar. In fact, "The Jar," which opens today at Film Forum 1, might be a case study of a typical film from Iran, whose cinema is increasingly respected. Continued
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