The Silence - 1998
Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Khorshid, a blind child growing up in Tajikistan, is constantly distracted by music and sounds. This frequently causes him to be late to his job as an instrument tuner even though he runs the risk of being fired at a time when his family is in danger of being evicted from their house.
Color, 1 hour 13 minutes, Farsi
Original Title: Sokoot
Firouzan Rank # 48
|Araz Mohammad Shir Mohammadi|
|Director of Photography||Ebrahim Ghafouri|
|Sound Recordist||Behrouz Shahamat|
|Production Designer||Mohsen Makhmalbaf|
Khorshid (Khorshid Narmatava) has a unique perspective on the world.
Walking to the market with his mother.
Picking the right bread is one of Khorshid's duties.
Khorshid later admits that this bread was dry but the girl selling it had a pretty voice.
Khorshid's friend escorts him to work everyday.
Khorshid's friend dances as he tunes the instruments.
Waiting for the bus.
Khorshid takes a ride to follow a sound.
Strangers are usually eager to help Khorshid.
Conducting at the Bazaar - Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
By Stephen Holden The New York Times
There is a reason many people consider Iranian movies to be the most artistically adventurous being made anywhere today, and it has to do with the intensity with which that country's filmmakers probe the basic elements of the moviegoing experience. Among the recurrent themes are the relationships of actors to non-actors and of non-actors to fictional characters, the shadowy lines between fiction and documentary, and the ability of film to convey a firsthand experience of the physical world. Continued
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